Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discuss is a recent change on LinkedIn that will help you connect with more people.

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Hi, I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I've got some good news related to LinkedIn and doing searching on LinkedIn that will help most of you.

The good news is that LinkedIn now lets you see third level connections and you don't have to be a premium customer in order to do that. First and second used to be all you could see previously. Now, they've opened it up to third. So, by seeing the third level connections, you can really broaden the number of people that you're contacting related to your search.

But (there's always a "but," isn't there), they're putting limits on the number of searches you're able to do. Now, the number of searches for most of you is not going to be a problem and, they even go so far as to put little tool bars along the way to let you know what percentage of your searches you've hit. Then, they're not really forthcoming about how many are allowed. But, when push comes to shove, for most of you, it's not going to be an issue. It will effect recruiters.

So, recognize that if you hit this limit by some amazing set of circumstances (don't let anyone tell you, I told you, but), set up a second account for yourself and you'll be able to do searches.

So, again, you have first, second and third level searches now available on LinkedIn and, if you happen to hit the limits on that, just go to the "alternate profile" if you know what I mean.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1500 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

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