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Sams Teach Yourself LinkedIn® in 10 Minutes, Third Edition by Patrice-Anne Rutledge

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Lesson 3. Adding and Managing Connections

In this lesson, you learn how to develop a solid LinkedIn connection strategy, connect with other members, and manage your contacts.

Developing a Connection Strategy

After creating a strong profile, the next step in making the most of your LinkedIn experience is developing a solid network of professional connections. Before you add connections to LinkedIn, however, you should develop a connection strategy that matches your goals and networking philosophy.

Tip: Match Your Connection Strategy with LinkedIn Goals

In Lesson 1, “Introducing LinkedIn,” you established goals for what you want to accomplish on LinkedIn. Be sure that your connection strategy helps you meet these goals. For example, if you’re ...

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