Have you ever wanted to be able to see your connections’ contacts?

I mean, not just in a list format that you have to scroll through (tediously) but actually search them and also be told when your connections get a new contact which fits your criteria?

Have you spotted that you can now search your contacts’ contacts? You may already view them via the contact’s profile, but this screen is really limited and you have to scroll through the screens to see people.

LinkedIn have launched something new recently. When you hover over the image of the 2 people side by side next to a name of a contact in a search result you’ll see the “View all their connections” button. I’m going to call it the

OMG – I can view, search, save, connect with, have a jolly good tinker with their connections

button.

A gorgeous benefit (that you don’t get when you simply view their connections from the profile page) is the ability to search them – examples:

  • Search your connections’ contacts for decision makers near to you
  • Search your connections’ contacts for candidates near to you
  • Search your connections’ contacts for people who work in specific companies
  • Do I need to go on?

And to top it off, you can even save the search results to notify you of any changes to the search results – oh my!

What a lovely feature! Have you had any success using this? Let us know in the comments below!

Lisa Jones is a Director at Barclay Jones, a Consultancy working with recruiters advising them on the most effective use of technology, web and social media to improve their business processes, recruitment and bottom line. Follow Lisa on Twitter @LisaMariJones.

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