New Course
1 Hour (On-Demand)
CPE Not Available
Instructor for this course

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

No matter where you are in your career, networking is important. And when used properly, LinkedIn is a powerful networking tool.

As of the end of 2016, there were more than 467 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 often the people on LinkedIn are open to connecting and having relevant conversations.

In this course, you learn how to find the right people with whom to connect on LinkedIn and how to create business and career value from your LinkedIn Network.

During this course, we review the best practices of accepting a LinkedIn Invitation and of sending LinkedIn Invitations. You also learn what to do once you do connect with someone on LinkedIn. This is critical; otherwise all you are doing is collecting digital business cards (connections).

Course Series

This course is included in the following series:

4 CoursesHarnessing the Power of LinkedIn

  1. Using LinkedIn® as a Business Tool
  2. Networking on LinkedIn®
  3. Building a Professional LinkedIn® Profile
  4. Building my Professional Brand on LinkedIn®

Learning Objectives

  • Explore methods of using the 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: October 9, 2018


Course Complexity: Intermediate
  • 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
  3:31Introduction to Networking On LinkedIn
Networking on LinkedIn®
  15:46Finding People On LinkedIn
  5:58Sending a LinkedIn Invitation
  8:29Accepting a LinkedIn Invitation
  7:53Engage Immediately
  6:27Asking you LinkedIn Network for help
  49:38Networking on LinkedIn
  PDFSlides: Networking on LinkedIn®
  PDFNetworking on LinkedIn® Glossary/Index