If you are new to LinkedIn, you may be wondering how you can find people to add to your LinkedIn connections.
3 Ways to Find People on LinkedIn
LinkedIn provides three ways to easily identify people to add to your network:
- People you may know
Where To Find These People
In order to find these categories of people, go to “My Network” from the menu bar at the top of LinkedIn. As you scroll down past the invitations to connect, you will eventually see recommendations of people to connect with.
People you may have worked with
School alumni you may know
More suggestions for you
This section allows you to search by LinkedIn to find these things that might be of interest:
Before You Click Connect
This isn’t about massively connecting with random people. Thoughtfully select people who would add value to your network.
ALWAYS personalize your invitation to connect.
Here’s what you need to know about this. If you are not on the person’s full profile when you click connect you may not have the opportunity to personalize or send a note with your invitation.
Here’s how to send your Invitation To Connect.
If you are looking for more ideas for how to grow your LinkedIn network, check out “How to find “Great” People to Connect With” with tips from career professionals.
LinkedIn Help Is A Lifesaver
Most people can play around with LinkedIn and figure some of this out. Some need more hand-holding. LinkedIn Help resources will answer most, if not all, of your LinkedIn questions.
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.