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40+ Tips to Grow Your LinkedIn Connections [INFOGRAPHIC]
Posted on February 6th 2014
LinkedIn may not seem as sexy as Facebook, Google+ or Twitter, but more than 225 million people are using it, making it the world's largest professional social network that you can't ignore. So, how can you get the most from it? Kudos to the Who Is Hosting This team, who put together an infographic that takes a closer look at smart strategies that will help organically grow your LinkedIn connections in just five minutes per day.
Some key takeaways are:
Be more active on LinkedIn
Update your status daily and comment on updates from the companies you follow.
Participate in (or start) LinkedIn group discussions weekly.
Regularly update your profile information.
Make it personal
Instead of just sending a connection request, send a personal message with the request. This will make you stand out. Write a short message about how you know them, or why you would like to know them.
Use the "Alumni" search feature to find connections from your high school and college. Join LinkedIn groups within your niche and take part in the conversations.
Ask people you know for endorsements
Follow up endorsements from others with a personal thank-you message. Don't accept or provide recommendations from people you do not know, or people whose skills you can't personally vouch for.
Double Your LinkedIn Connections In Just 5 Minutes Per Day [Infographic] by WhoIsHostingThis.com
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