LinkedIn has a powerful feature that most people don’t know about. It’s a little gem that is tucked away on LinkedIn’s “Advanced Search” page. Here are three reasons you want to start using LinkedIn’s “Saved Searches” feature today!
Three reasons to use LinkedIn’s “Saved Searches”
1. Save time
Who has time to sit on LinkedIn for an hour a day looking for new connections? That’s the question we often face when recommending that businesses use LinkedIn more actively. We can give you a great argument why it can be worth your time to do so, but now I don’t have to. Why? LinkedIn’s “Saved Searches” does the searching for you and delivers the results directly to your inbox.
2. Stay on top of new targets
There are new professionals joining LinkedIn every day. This popular professional networking platform has well over 200M users and counting – but there are millions, actually billions, of professionals still not using LinkedIn. With LinkedIn’s “Saved Searches,” you’ll know exactly when these newbies join the growing networking site.
3. Grow your network
Whether on LinkedIn, in business, or in life – the more connections you have, the better. With LinkedIn’s “Saved Searches” it is easy to build a large network of business contacts that can turn into potential referral partners or clients.
How to set up LinkedIn’s “Saved Searches” in under 1 minute
1. From your LinkedIn home page, click on “Advanced” search
2. Plug in your desired search criteria and click on “Search”
Tip: You can enter search criteria in the title and location fields to make your search more targeted
3. Once you see your search results, click on “Save Search” in the upper right-hand corner
4. Give your search a title and click the green check mark to save your search
Tip: You can set up 3 different people searches with a LinkedIn basic account, you’ll need to pay to get more
Actually, not much. The good news is that you already did all the hard work. Now you can sit back, relax, and wait (or you can be productive – totally your call here) for LinkedIn to send you a list of new potential connections that meet your specific search criteria, directly to your inbox.
How great is that?!