Sometimes I just discover things by trying something new. Did you know that you can find people on LinkedIn using their partial email address?
I had met a lady whose surname I didn’t know – but I had her email on the meeting calendar invite – email@example.com [that’s not a real address]. And so I started typing it into the LinkedIn search bar and before I wrote the dot extension, pressed enter and her name and details came up. Handy.
When LinkedIn is not linked
I was researching Chris Reed whose speaking agency represents business women speakers. And couldn’t find him on my LI contacts – and so found the company instead, thinking that maybe I’d mis-spelled his name.
There he is, listed on the company site – but the links don’t work. Thinking this was a dastardly strategy he was employing to connect to people and then dis-connect, when he hits limits to connections. And so I wrote to ask him.
There’s currently a bug that’s impacting LinkedIn. People have been talking about it. Some people can’t find their connections and can’t even tag their connections on LinkedIn. Support team at LI are now working on it. It’s a pain now. Hopefully this gets resolved soon.Chris J “Mohawk” Reed
You can have 30,000 connections on LinkedIn – so no chance I’m hitting the throttle back stage of connecting yet. And the ‘mystery’ is solved, although not resolved.
Sales Navigator plus plus
And if you aren’t yet using Sales Navigator for your new business development social selling on LinkedIn – do some research as it can be very useful.
But do also look at complementary services such as
- ByPath.com uses Kompass data to overlay org charts to LinkedIn sales prospecting [Note: there is a NZ / AU local reseller I know]
- MeetLeonard.com automation of repetitive tasks in LinkedIn like auto-sending bulk messages through in-mail.