LinkedIn is mainly used for professional networking with 740 million plus active members across 200 plus countries. LinkedIn is the leader among social channels when it comes to professional networking.
1. Complete your profile and optimize with relevant keywords
Pleas add photo, designation, summary, skills, work history, recommendations, education, certifications etc. LinkedIn makes it very easy for you to know what to do with the instructions for how to make sure your profile is 100%.
Add relevant keywords on your profile, based on the keywords on your profile, your profile will be shown to people who are searching for it.
2. Send invitations to all your contacts
Send LinkedIn invitations to all your contacts.
- Invite your colleagues from past and present organizations
LinkedIn offers ways for you to easily find people from your past and present companies that are LinkedIn members. LinkedIn recommends those connections based on your work history.
Please make sure you complete your profile for every job you have held since you started working for optimum results
- Invite your school and college mates
You can also find old classmates on LinkedIn just as you can find old colleagues. To do this, you need to have your profile updated for every school that you have attended.
- Invite your Personal Contacts and Business Contacts
Send invitations to your personal contacts and Business contacts. You can search their profiles on LinkedIn search bar and send connection request to them.
You can also import your contacts on LinkedIn by adding their email id’s to LinkedIn. By using the email id’s LinkedIn will send emails to your contacts stating that you are looking add them in to LinkedIn network.
3.Connect with LIONS
L.I.O.N’s stands for “LinkedIn Open Networkers” — these are like minded professionals on LinkedIn that are open to random people who they do not know adding them to connect. In short: these are people that will accept your invitation to connect.
4. Join networking groups on LinkedIn
You can join networking groups on LinkedIn, in these groups you will find likeminded people who would like to accept your connection request.
5. Be active on LinkedIn
Engage with your network as much as possible.
- Post often on LinkedIn
- Please Like, Share and Comment on other people’s post
- Send Birthday wishes to your network on their birthdays, Anniversary wishes, wish your network on their new Job
6. Promote your LinkedIn page on other Social channels
This is another great way to take advantage of your presence on other platforms
By following the above methods, I have added more than 24k connections in my LinkedIn network.