LinkedIn Search: 3 Ways To Maximize Your Social Networking Success

LinkedIn Search: 3 Ways To Maximize Your Social Networking Success

LinkedIn is widely regarded as the social network for business professionals, but at its core, says Βrad Mauney, product manager for search and cloud at LinkedIn, it's a search company.

"We see two major types of use cases for search on our site: navigational search, such as someone who just joined a company or met someone at a conference who wants to add them to their network; and searching for people that match a set of criteria, such as location, company, industry, or some combination of that," he says.

Lately, LinkedIn has focused its site updates on making these types of search features more user−friendly and comprehensive. In February, for example, LinkedIn revamped Company Search and added filters to help users find more targeted results.

Three of LinkedIn's search features stand out: People Search, which helps users find a particular person based on name or skill set; Company Search, which keeps users up to date on information such as new hires and company news; and Job Search, which helps to pair users with open positions.

Here's what you need to know about these three search functions, and how they can help you make the most out of your LinkedIn experience.

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