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  • adding connections is a big part of using linked in.

  • But keep in mind that this is where linked in really differs from other social networks.

  • On a site like Facebook, you might add everyone you've ever met.

  • But doing that on LinkedIn can come off a za bit insincere, as if you're just networking for its own sake.

  • Instead of truly building your professional network before you add a connection on LinkedIn, ask yourself.

  • Would this person discuss a job with me or recommend me to an employer?

  • If the answer is yes, then it may be a good idea to add that person as a connection toe Add connections on LinkedIn.

  • Select my network at the top of the screen and you'll find a list of people that you may know.

  • If you see someone you'd like to connect with, you can click connect.

  • You can also visit their profile and connect there.

  • A dialog box will appear, and you can attach a personal message to your invitation if you like.

  • We recommend including a message with every connection request so the person knows who you are and why you want to connect.

  • Once your messages finished, click done, you'll be able to see your total number of connections in the top left corner of the my network page.

  • While some people believe that your linked in profile is on, Lee is good is the number of your connections.

  • The quality of your connections is more valuable than the quantity.

  • Having 50 strong connections can do much more for your career than 200 connections that you don't know very well.

  • That's just something to consider as you find and add people on LinkedIn.

adding connections is a big part of using linked in.

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