My favorite feature for searching on LinkedIn is the All Filters function.
Enter the term in the search box as you would with any search engine. Once you have the initial results, look to the right in the current version of LinkedIn for the “All Filters” option
You will be taken to a different search page where you can search your connections based upon a ton of criteria including:
Company or Size of Company
Whether they are a first, second or third level connection to you
Whether They Are in a Particular Group You Belong To or Are Interested In
Whether You Can Send an OpenLink Message to Them (OpenLink is a LinkedIn messaging system that the other member pays for that allows you to message them, even if you are not connected to them)
Then you can choose how you want answers sorted—Relevance, Relationship, Relationship and Recommendations, Connections and Keywords (the default is Relevance) so you can contact someone to network with or help you connect with someone you want to connect to.
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