Have you ever wanted to find people to connect within your city or general area using LinkedIn? As long as you are a member of LinkedIn, one of the best on-line networking business resources right now, it is easy to do and it is free:
Make sure you are signed in to LinkedIn.Step 2 - Advanced Search:
Look for the Advanced Search link on the top right hand side of your LinkedIn screen. It is located to the right of the People search box. It looks like this (highlighted in blue):Step 3 - "Located In or Near" search:
In the Location box, use the drop down menu to search "Located in or near". Then type which Location you would like to search. You can search within a certain distance of your local area and it will pull both members in the area and members who are willing to travel to your area. It will pull results from your postal code and the surrounding postal code area within that distance you specify.
You can also sort by Keyword, First Name, Last Name, Title, Company, School, Industry, Groups, Interest (all members, industry experts, potential employees, consultants/contractors, entrepreneurs, hiring managers, or deal-making contacts), or when they Joined LinkedIn.
Hit the "Search" button at the bottom of the page and get your results.
Step 4 - Filter:
Now, you can filter your search results to:
Current Company: All companies, or specific ones in your area.
Relationship: All members, 1st Connections, 2nd Connections, Groups or 3rd and Everyone Else connections. Use the 3rd and Everyone Else connections to find those people that you are not yet connected to.
Industry: All industries, Real Estate, Construction, Financial Services, Health, Wellness and Fitness, Hospitals and Healthcare, etc.
The filter section is on the left side of the page about mid-way down. It looks like this image below:
Do you have questions about using LinkedIn? Let me know. If I can answer them in a simple post like this, I will. Or, if you would like a longer training session on LinkedIn or other Social Media, I offer those for groups or individuals for a very reasonable fee.