In This Chapter
Discovering the keys to having a meaningful network
Using the best strategies for expanding your network
Sending connection requests to members and persuading nonmembers to join
Knowing why you should not use canned invitations
Weeding out connections you no longer want on your network
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 ...