Instructor for this course

"Networking is finding, developing and nurturing relationships that mutually move people forward through life.” @TLBurriss

When used properly, LinkedIn is a powerful networking tool. As of the end of 2019, there were more than 675 million people with LinkedIn Profiles. Most of these are business professionals, however, the industries and job titles represented on LinkedIn are very broad and diverse. I’ve also discovered that LinkedIn Members are often open to connecting for relevant conversations.

This course was created to help you learn how to find the right people to connect with on LinkedIn and to create business and career value through your LinkedIn Network. In this course, we: 1. Review what is LinkedIn 2. Introduce you to Networking for Mutual Benefit. 3. Uncover the importance of defining your Most Important Viewers & their Influencers. 4. Review who you should connect with on LinkedIn. 5. Discuss using LinkedIn Search tools and filters effectively. 6. Introduce you to researching LinkedIn Members before Connecting. 7. Share with you some best practices of LinkedIn Networking. 8. Discuss what to do after you connect. 9. Look at LinkedIn Networking Live on LinkedIn.

This course is designed to help you create real value from networking on LinkedIn so you don’t just create a pile of digital business cards (connections).

Learning Objectives

  • Explore methods of using LinkedIn Search tools.
  • Identify the best practices of sending and accepting LinkedIn Invitations.
  • Discover the best practices of connecting and building professional relationships on LinkedIn.
  • Identify the best ways to engage with your network in order to move a virtual connection closer to a business connection.
Last updated/reviewed: June 5, 2021


Course Complexity: Foundational
  • Each student will need to have basic computer skills, an understanding of web browsers and basic website navigation skills to attend this course.
  • Each student will need to have a LinkedIn Profile (account) in order to participate in this course.
  • It is recommended that each student first take the Illumeo course - Building a Professional LinkedIn Profile.


Education Provider Information

Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
Course Syllabus
  2:47Introduction to LinkedIn Networking in 2020 & Beyond
  2:35What is LinkedIn
LinkedIn Networking Best Practices
  3:21Networking for Mutual Benefit
  3:33Define your Most Important Viewer
  4:14Who Should You Connect With
  2:45Research Before Connecting
  4:11Using LinkedIn Search Effectively
  3:49Managing your LinkedIn Invites
  3:22Make the First Conversation All About Them
  3:44Best Practices of LinkedIn Networking
Review Live On LinkedIn
  2:16Using the Search Bar (Live)
  8:05LinkedIn Search Filtering (Live)
  6:02Working a Search Results List (Live)
  2:32Boolean Search
  4:20Managing LinkedIn Invites (Live)
Closing Remarks
  1:08Get Focused on your Purpose & Goals
  1:02:01LinkedIn Networking in 2020 & Beyond
  PDFSlides: LinkedIn Networking in 2020 & Beyond
  PDFLinkedIn Networking in 2020 & Beyond Glossary/ Index
  PDFSupporting Document: LinkedIn Networking in 2020 & Beyond