Build your professional network on LinkedIn
The bigger your network, the greater the opportunities
LinkedIn has over 225 million registered users worldwide and offers a powerful opportunity for professional networking, whether that be with existing contacts or meeting new ones.
The goal is to develop a quality, trusted network of people who you have met, done business with, studied together, or had some other interaction or dealing with, rather than hundreds of people you have never met and are unlikely to ever do business with.
An example of a LinkedIn profile with 500+ 'Connections'
Social Check Recommends:
1. Ask for introductions
Don't be afraid to ask for introductions. This is one of the most effective ways to make new contacts. Find a mutual connection and define the purpose for the introduction. This is usually best asked over email. If they are a close mutual contact of yours, you can ask them in person.
2. Don’t add people you don’t know
It's not about boosting your connections but about who you connect with. You should never add people you don't know or trust. There isn't much benefit as you may not be able to leverage that connection when needed, as you don’t know them personally.
3. Interact online regularly
Interact with professionals in your industry regularly, whether it's through participating in groups, sharing content on your profile, or engaging with other contacts' material. This is going to help to build your network and also build your brand.
If you would like to learn more, Social Check recommends visiting:
5 Tips to Grow Your LinkedIn Network
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