The “Managing Connection and Contacts on LinkedIn” tutorial below is part 4 of a multipart series on using LinkedIn with the 2014 interface.
This video shows users the different options they have when interacting with a connection or contact on LinkedIn. Users will learn how to privately messages other LinkedIn users, endorse them for their skills and gain a better understanding of a person’s professional accomplishments by reviewing their LinkedIn profile.
People are the backbone of LinkedIn – and any social platform for that matter.
The better understanding that you have regarding how to interact with other LinkedIn users, the more effective LinkedIn becomes as a networking and career development tool.
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*As more videos in the series are published, they will be linked to above.
The easiest way to access a connection’s profile page on LinkedIn is to search for the particular person within the LinkedIn search bar.
Once on a particular connection’s profile page, you will notice that there is a lot of highlighted information at the top of the page. Some of this information includes the person’s current job and geographic location.
Slightly below the main section, there will be a section containing contact info for the particular user so you can find the best way to reach them.
As you scroll down the page, you will notice that the LinkedIn profile will look similar to a resume.
Reviewing others’ LinkedIn profiles is also a great way to learn new tips and tricks to make your profile look as polished as possible.
The video below provides users with a real-time walkthrough of a real LinkedIn user’s profile.