12 LinkedIn secrets to supercharge your social networking

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At 150 million members and growing, LinkedIn is a powerful professional networking tool, and it’s not just for job seekers. Frankly, if you’re in the professional world and not using LinkedIn, I’m not sure what you’re thinking.

Our team at V3 uses it for new business development, competitive research and analysis, participating in groups and discussions, and engaging with and learning from peers—and, of course, it’s the go-to site for savvy job seekers everywhere.

One of the cool things about LinkedIn is there’s always something new to learn. Sure, the first step is to sign up and create your profile. But once you’ve got the basics covered, there are a number of ways you can customize your experience in not only achieve your professional goals, but also to get more out of LinkedIn.

I do a lot of corporate LinkedIn training and these are some of my favorite tricks and tips:

1. How to remove a connection

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