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LinkedIn: How to search Your Connections By Industry!

Did you know you can search all of your connections on your LinkedIn profile? How do you do it? If you have a lot of connections like some people do, you may want to go through your connections for lead generation for a certain industry.

If you are in sales, business development or lead generation, this advanced search feature will be immensely helpful for you.

Where to start? Start on your profile page. Go to the search box at the top of the page and put in your full name. Step two select people for search, then THIS IS THE IMPORTANT PART click on the magnifying glass for search. A list of everyone with your name will show up.

Your name will show up first in the search. Beneath your LinkedIn information will be the word “Similar” and the number of connections 500+ you have in green print. Click on the number and it will reveal a list of all of your connections.

Once you are in this screen, on the far left side is a set of filters. The filters are 1) Relationships – 1st connections, 2nd connections, groups, and 3rd & everyone else. 2) Location – top 5 are listed you can add others. 3) Current company – top 5 are listed you can add others. 4) INDUSTRY – top 5 are listed you can add others. 5) Past companies, 6) Schools, 7) Profile language, 8) Nonprofit interests, and 9) even though it is a premium filter, you can search groups, bet you didn’t know that.

For salespeople, lead generation, or the business development, the INDUSTRY filter is one of your best opportunities to search and find what you are looking for.

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Are you Using LinkedIn Updates For Job Search?

Did you know you can search all of the updates on LinkedIn

for job postings?

Start from your Homepage on LinkedIn. But make sure you

start from the toolbar at the top of the page. Why, because

when you hover over the drop down arrow next to people, it

will give you a selection to choose from. The list include

1. people 2. updates 3. jobs 4. Companies 5. Inbox and

6. groups.

You want to select updates because this part of the search

includes the 10 filters from LinkedIn’s SIGNAL. The filters include

time, location, industry, network, company, school, groups, topics,

seniority, and update type.

So the first search term you want to enter into the search box is “HIRING”.

This will return all of the updates on

LinkedIn that have the word “HIRING” in it. The next step is your choice as

to which filter you want to use. I

usually search for location next then industry. And from there you have 8

more filters to you for search.

A lot of times the quantites of updates will require filters. One search I did resulted in 389,900 updates. Way to

many to look through. You can search by degree of connection or just the most recent results. LinkedIn SIGNAL’s

filters can show updates to within the last minute.

Good luck in you search for people companies, or JOBS!