Your Personal Network.

Growing your network by connecting with people you know, and people who could potentially help you, is the foundation of LinkedIn. To make the most of your network, you need to invest time to grow it. Here are some tips on how you can do this.

Your LinkedIn profile.

Do you have an all-star profile? If not, LinkedIn can help - follow the prompts from your own profile page and ensure you complete it, from your profile picture and your work experience, to your skills and recommendations. Remember, users who list their skills get 13x more profile views.

How to build your network.

It is important to invest in your connections and demonstrate how you can add value.
When thinking about growing your connections, there are a few simple things to do:

Find people you know.

We make it easy for you to find connections who are relevant to you. Click on the ‘People You May Know’ section to see loads of potential new connections in your sector, from companies you’ve worked at or connections of connections.

Share relevant content.

The more value you can add to your existing connections, the more likely they are to like, comment and share your content across their own networks. Be heard and users will seek you out.

Get involved in conversations.

Don’t be shy on LinkedIn. Involve yourself in conversations and add your comments. The more value you add the more people will want to connect with you.

Promote yourself off LinkedIn.

Add links to your email signatures, presentations you make and other social channels to make it easy for others to find you and reach out.

View your metrics

Profile metrics.

To see how you stack up against others, LinkedIn provides you the ability to benchmark your activity against your connections, company and peers. Everyone loves a bit of friendly competition. This allows you to see users who rank above you enabling you to learn from them as well as uncover relevant people you could be connecting with.

You can also see how your profile views change over time, unsurprisingly the more activity you are involved in on LinkedIn, the more views you’ll get.