LinkedIn’s NEW People You May Know feature

LinkedIn People You May Know

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.

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Easy way to add people to your LinkedIn Network

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!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me! I would love to hear what you think. Leave me a comment below!

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  1. “People you may know” will not stop showing a person that I would rather not see the face of again. How can I change this?

    Searching for an answer has proven fruitless…

    1. Hi Tim!

      Thanks so much for commenting on my blog! So the “People you may know” is showing you a person that you would not like to see. Have you tried hovering over their image and clicking the x in the upper right hand corner? That should remove them and you shouldn’t see them again.

      If that doesn’t work, I’d try contacting LinkedIn Tech Support.

      But here’s another idea… I’d just connect with more people. The more people you connect with, the more people you may know, and the less likely that toxic individual will show up.

      I wish you the best of luck! Please let me know how you resolve this issue– I am curious!



  2. What a terrible response, but one expected from LinkedIn. I am personally fed up on logging in and seeing a ton of people I may know. In reality, it should be “people I don’t know”. Congratulation, you are now as annoying as Facebook. Please tell me how to stop showing these people, I am spending way too much time”clicking on the little x’s”. Ta.

  3. The opposite is the case with me.

    I have about 50 connections and the people that popped up in the people you know feature i did not know…(before i decided to became a lion..ggrrr). So i x’d them all so i was left with no people then. I expected it would just re populate …how wrong i was.

    Now the “my people you may know pane” is empty and does not seem to be populating with more people. When i go to add new connections it is prompting to add my email list which i did not do in the beginning as there is alot of generic emails there so it is useless effectively .

    Anyway, it seems they want my email list before they populate my “people you know” feature or does it take a week or two for the people you know feature to repopulate?

    or will end I up having to upload some email list to get the “people you know” feature working again.

    All confusing but any help would be appreciated. Thanks everybody

  4. Hi,
    Is there a way to disable the “people you may know” feature? I’d rather not see these people and I’m unsure how they are even recommended because I didn’t import my email address book. I do not want LinkedIn connected to my cell phone contacts nor my email contacts. I’d rather do my own search.

    1. Hi Ang! You may want to contact LinkedIn tech support on this one but I believe there is nothing you can do to turn off the People You May Know feature. Even without LinkedIn connected to your address book, it will still show you suggested contacts based upon the people you are connected to.

  5. I have used the “people you may know” feature to connect with people, but recently it seems like even after I send an invite to a person, they quickly reappear in the “people you may know area”. If I click on them, I do not see a pending invitation. I have clicked connect again but once again I will see them listed in people you may know, as if I never invited them. Anyone else have this problem?

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