How to build your network on LinkedIn

This article is recommended for individuals at any stage of their careers

Grow your network effectively

Expanding your network on LinkedIn can be a valuable way to connect with professionals in your industry, potential clients, or even mentors. Here are some strategies to help you grow your LinkedIn network effectively.

Optimise your profile

Before reaching out to others, make sure your LinkedIn profile is complete and professional. Have a clear and friendly profile picture, write a compelling headline and summary, and highlight your skills, experiences, and achievements.

Connect with people you know

Start by connecting with colleagues, classmates, friends, and other professionals you already know. These initial connections can help you establish a foundation for further networking.

Personalise your invitations

When sending connection requests, avoid using the default message. Instead, write a personalised note mentioning how you know the person or why you'd like to connect. This adds a personal touch and increases the chances of them accepting your request.

Engage with others' content

Engaging with other people's posts, such as liking, commenting, or sharing, is an excellent way to interact with potential connections. Thoughtful and insightful comments can make you stand out and pique the interest of others.

Join & participate in LinkedIn groups

Find and join groups relevant to your industry or interests. Engage in discussions, share valuable insights, and connect with group members who contribute to the conversations.

Follow companies & thought leaders

Following companies and influential people in your industry can help you stay updated on industry trends and developments. It may also lead to potential connections with like-minded professionals.

Attend virtual events & webinars

Many professionals and organisations host virtual events and webinars on LinkedIn. Participate in these events, ask questions, and connect with other attendees to expand your network.

Leverage alumni networks

If you attended a university or college, check if they have an alumni group on LinkedIn. Connecting with fellow alumni can provide you with a common ground and expand your professional network.

Be proactive & consistent

Set aside some time regularly to actively grow your network on LinkedIn. Whether it's sending connection requests, engaging with others' content, or joining conversations, consistency is essential.

Be respectful & authentic

When reaching out to new connections, be genuine and respectful. Avoid sending spammy or irrelevant messages, and focus on building meaningful relationships with others.

Remember that quality connections are more important than quantity. Focus on building a network of professionals with whom you can share meaningful interactions and mutually beneficial relationships.

How to build your network on LinkedIn

Are you looking for a job?

Are you looking for a job?

Now that you better understand how to build your network on LinkedIn, you should take a moment to check our current vacancies page.

At 11 Recruitment, we have a range of white-collar temp and perm jobs available. We're always on the lookout for top talent to place with our clients, so we encourage you to apply for any positions that are of interest.

If none of our current vacancies are right for you, you should register for job alerts. Then we’ll be able to notify you when we receive a position that matches your profile.

Christian Madsen

What are your thoughts?

I'd love to have a conversation with you about this topic - please leave a comment below if you have any thoughts or opinions 🙂

Christian Madsen

Managing Director of 11 Recruitment

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