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LinkedIn For Dummies, 3rd Edition by Joel Elad

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Chapter 6

Growing Your Network

In This Chapter

arrow Discovering the keys to having a meaningful network

arrow Using the best strategies for expanding your network

arrow Sending connection requests to members and persuading nonmembers to join

arrow Knowing why you should not use canned invitations

arrow Weeding out connections you no longer want on your network

arrow Dealing with invitations you receive

Maybe by now, you've signed on to LinkedIn, created your profile, searched through the network, and started inviting people to connect to you — and you're wondering, what's next? You certainly shouldn't be sitting around on your hands, waiting for responses to your invitations. LinkedIn is designed to open doors to opportunities using the professional relationships you already have (and, with luck, by creating new ones). The best use of it, therefore, is to capture as much of your professional network as possible in ...

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