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Yes, export all of your LinkedIn connections.

Why and how do you export your connections? Because when LinkedIn changes and makes updates to the platform you don’t want to loose your information. If your computer crashes and cannot be repaired you should save your connections file on a flash drive.

It is easy to export your connections and it only takes 7 steps.

The first step: is too go to the tool bar at the top of your LinkedIn page and hover over “My Network”. A drop down will appear.

Second step: click on “Connections” from the drop down.

Third step: when the connections page appears click on the gear in the top right corner

Step four: The next page will show up and again in the top right corner under “advanced settings” will be “Export Connection”

Step five: The next page will be Export to Microsoft Outlook (.CSV file). IMPORTANT, There are other options but disregard them UNLESS you have a MAC!

Step six: Save the file to your desktop.

Step seven: Convert the file to excel so that you can manipulate the info.

LinkedIn gives you First Name Last Name, Email Address, Company name and current position. There are a lot of empty columns that you will have to delete. Delete the empty ones so you have a manageable file to manipulate. You can set it up by company or the easiest to alphabetize all of your connections.

Do it now because LinkedIn will eliminate this feature with the new user interface.

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Search Your Contacts on LinkedIn by name.

When LinkedIn’s contacts or CRM (Connection Resource Management) first came out my biggest disappointment was the inability to quickly sort my connections by last name. Well LinkedIn finally fixed it.

Now you have several ways to sort your connections. You can sort by recent conversation, last name, first name (who sorts by first name), and new contacts.

The first step is to start on your profile or home page at the tool bar at the top of the page. Hover over “Network” and a drop down will appear. Scroll down to contacts and click on contacts.

There are two sort filters on the left hand side of the page with a drop down arrow. Start with the filter on the left: Sort by RECENT CONVERSATION. Hover over the drop down arrow and select last name.

Notice when you select last name a new drop down will appear that lists the letters of the alphabet.

This will create a list alphabetically of all people under one letter.

One default when you are searching through contacts when you search by initial the search defaults to ALL CONTACTS not just connections.

One of the choices is newest connections. With the newest connections you can go through them and now tag them as to how you know them. Besides the tagging you can put notes in about likes or specialties of that connection.

Happy connecting!!

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Do You Know How To Back Up and Export Your LinkedIn Contacts for 2013?

Why do you want to have your connections in a file? What would happen if LinkedIn’s service went down, and it has gone down. What would happen to your contacts if during an update or upgrade to service your file was deleted? My file was inactive once because of an update and It took 48 hours for LinkedIn to get it back to active status. So for two days I didn’t have access to my connections. What would happen to your connections if LinkedIn’ files were compromised or hacked and they have been?

From your home page or your profile page start at the toolbar at the top of the page. Hover your mouse over the word network until a drop down appears. There will be three choices, contacts, add connections, or find alumni. Then select contacts. On the top right of the page will be a gear and the word “SETTINGS”. Click on settings and it will go to your contact settings page. In the top right corner of the page will be ADVANCED SETTINGS and underneath that will be the words “Export LinkedIn Connections”. Click on export LinkedIn connections. You will then have several choices for files.

Microsoft Outlook (.CSV file)
Outlook Express (.CSV file)
Yahoo! Mail (.CSV file)
Mac OS X Address Book (,VCF file)
vCard (.VCF file)

Choose whichever one is most compatible with your computer. Export the file to the desktop on your computer. Once the file is there you will have a spreadsheet that you can copy to an Excel file and edit the information you need. The Excel file will have the first name last name, email address, company and title. But it will also have a lot of empty fields for you to delete.

If you are an active networker you may want to do this on a monthly basis. Now, when was the last time you backed up your files?

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Do you Know How to Manage LinkedIn “Contacts” Tags?

LinkedIn has a new profile look, and at the toolbar at the

top of you LinkedIn profile is a tab for network. Hover your

mouse over the word “Network” and a drop down appears. You

will have three selections from which to choose.

1. Contacts

2. Add Connections

3. Find Alumni

Select the contact drop down. A listing of all your connections will appear. There is a small box at the

top of the page that says “Select All”, check the box. To the right of the box will appear a list of

tags or if you are just beginning will be two choices + “Add tags” or * “Manage Tags”. Select Add tags.

Capture TAGS

Type in the title of the new tag you would like and then hit save.

That’s it, you can now categorize all of youe connections with whichever designation or designations you

would like. Have fun tagging!!

Have you been updated to the new LinkedIn’s Contacts? Part III Final.

So here is the final chapter for Contacts, or LinkedIn’s version of


The first part is the set up tagging and companies. Staying in touch, job changes, and birthdays.

Part two is titles, locations, sources, merges, and hidden.

Part three is recent conversations with your connections, sync emails, and create a new contact.

Capture Contacts page

Part three will show you your most recent contact with your connections. By clicking on the profile it will create a

pop up so you can tag that profile, message the connection, hide the connection and conversation, or even remove

the connection.

So if you want to stay in touch or remain top of mind with your connections LinkedIn now lets you do so.

Happy connecting!!

Have you been updated to the new LinkedIn’s Contacts? Part II linkedin-logo2

Here are some other features about the new LinkedIn contacts.

On the left hand side of the page the list continues with titles

This is a list of your connections by their title: Ceo, owner,

consultant, President, account executive and so on. So if you need

to search for a consultant it will bring up a list of all your

connections that are consultants.

The next item on the list is locations which shows on a map where all of your LinkedIn connections are located world

wide. Click on the location and it will bring up a list of contacts, select one of your contacts and their profile

will pop up and you can send them a message.

The next item on your list will be sources, once you click on sources you will see where your LinkedIn connections

came from. Whether it was from Gmail, Outlook, Google, or your contacts list.

next will be potential merges. What this is, is a list of All the people with the same names from your contact list

Gmail or Outlook account, LinkedIn, that may be duplicates that you would want to merge into one profile.

And, finally, the last item is “hidden”. This is a list of peopleCapture Contacts new list

you are connected to via emails but not connected

to on LinkedIn. One email from the list would be “donotreply”

or maybe someone you know that is a family member or someone

that is not on LinkedIn.

part II new features, to be continued….

Have you been updated to the new LinkedIn’s Contacts?

Start with your profile page and go to the tool bar at the top.

Select contacts and your connections will show up. At the top

of the page will show up

“Start your day by staying in touch with your contacts” this will

be a list of people you are connected to who have changed jobs,

and connections who are celebrating birthdays that day. This

gives you an opportunity to interact with your connection and stay Top of Mind.

Capture Contacts new

So you can add contacts from your Gmail account Google Contacts and Calendar, you can also do the same with Outlook,

and Yahoo email connections. You can also sync your iPhone, Carmunch, Evernote and Tripit applications.

On the left hand side of the page your options are: Tags, which allows you to tag each connection by your own listing

system. Either networking, groups, friends, or whichever designation you prefer.

The second listing is companies which is a listing of the companies that you have a contacts at. The companies are

listed in numerical order by the number of contacts you have at that company.

Part I more features, to be continued……..