June 21, 2012
LinkedIn’s “People You May Know” feature has been completely retooled and improved! In order to experience the true power of LinkedIn, you must make sure that your LinkedIn network reflects your offline network. It’s imperative to connect with people you know and trust AND people you don’t know all that well and even people you may not have liked all that much. Why? It’s not so much who you are connecting to as much as who THEY are connected to. LinkedIn is all about making invisible relationships visible. Using LinkedIn, you can see inside connections that you didn’t even know existed! It’s all based upon 3 degrees of separation. When a person does a keyword search within LinkedIn, the results are based on their LinkedIn network. So if you want to be found, you need to have a strong network.
LinkedIn tries to make it easy for you to connect. Their new People You May Know Tool, shows you people based upon common companies, schools, groups, and location areas. The other update is the ability to customize the text in the invitation to connect.
So what are you waiting for? Log in to LinkedIn, click the Add Connections link in the upper right hand corner of your screen, and click the tab, People You May Know. Connecting has never been so easy. Review the list that LinkedIn generates and start expanding your LinkedIn network TODAY!
Remember, your company can take away your Outlook address book but they can never take away your LinkedIn network. Opportunity almost always comes through people you know. Make sure you keep your network safe and secure!
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