LinkedIn is a powerful social networking tool, and customizing it to certain specifications can greatly improve its usefulness. Limiting your connections is done easily in the menu, and will laser-target your feed to give the best experience. Limiting connections to highly relevant individuals only, and sending more personalized messages, will allow you to fine-tune the impact of your LinkedIn account. While a broad acceptance of everyone can be useful in some scenarios, limiting and personally connecting with each person allows for a more meaningful relationship.
- On the Privacy tab of your account settings, change your profile to “Make follow primary” as a way to increase your number of followers.
- LinkedIn’s “Find Nearby” feature lets you locate other LinkedIn users who are at the same conference or workshop as you.
- Once you’ve established a number of LinkedIn connections, you need to engage with these individuals as a way of raising your profile.
“The key to building a powerful LinkedIn network is to choose your connections strategically.”