"After living thru a pandemic it has become even more important to network on LinkedIn with a purpose focused on our goals. We can no longer be lackadaisical, or worse yet, sloppy doing this." @TLBurriss

LinkedIn Networking can be a key component of both business and career success.

As of August 2022, there were more than 850 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.

Connecting with the right LinkedIn Members can help you in your career or business regardless of your role. The right LinkedIn Connections can open doors to new ideas, best practices, philosophies, and even more connections that can be mutually beneficial when done properly.

In this course, I guide you on how to use LinkedIn to build a rich network that you can benefit from for many years.

During this course, we:

  1. Review what is LinkedIn.
  2. Introduce you to Networking for Mutual Benefit.
  3. Uncover the importance of defining your Target Audience & their Influencers before you begin your LinkedIn networking journey.
  4. Review who you should connect with on LinkedIn, and who you should ignore.
  5. Share the best practices of using the Ignore, I don't know, and even the Block buttons.
  6. Discuss using LinkedIn Search tools effectively.
  7. Review techniques using Google Search into LinkedIn.
  8. Introduce you to researching LinkedIn Members before connecting.
  9. Share with you some best practices of LinkedIn Networking that create fabulous results.
  10. Discuss what you should do after you connect.
  11. Go live on LinkedIn and demonstrate some of what you learned in this course.

This course is designed to help you create success from your LinkedIn networking activities. We will help you do far more than just create a pile of digital business cards, i.e. connections.

Learning Objectives
  • Explore methods of using LinkedIn Search tools.
  • Identify the best practices for sending and accepting LinkedIn Invitations.
  • Discover the best practices for connecting and building professional relationships on LinkedIn.
  • Identify the best ways to grow your network in order to move the right connections into the right conversations, and then into business conversations.
Last updated/reviewed: August 24, 2023
4 Reviews (23 ratings)


Anonymous Author
I thought I knew LinkedIn. This course opens so many avenues to effective use of this tool.

Member's Profile
Very helpful tips on best ways to connect and engage with Linkedin members.

Anonymous Author
great how-to use a very accessible platform for all professionals

Anonymous Author
course was interesting and informative good overview

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 course Building a Professional LinkedIn Profile to get the greatest value from this course.
Education Provider Information
Company: Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact: 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 .
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Course Syllabus
  Course Introduction2:40
  Instructor Introduction1:16
  What is LinkedIn2:30
  Why Network on LinkedIn4:01
LinkedIn Networking Best Practices
  Who should Network on LinkedIn2:12
  How to Get Started2:30
  Networking for Mutual Benefit4:26
  Defined your Target Audience3:42
  Who Should You Connect With3:00
  LinkedIn Search Best Practices5:49
  Best Practices of Connecting on LinkedIn3:06
  Researching before Connecting2:30
  Engage Immediately2:20
  Reporting and Blocking1:40
  Unfollow and Un-connect2:26
  Manage your LinkedIn Invites2:07
Review Live on LinkedIn
  Overview of LinkedIn Networking7:56
  Introduction to LinkedIn Search4:30
  Using LinkedIn Search to find People11:44
  LinkedIn Company Page Search3:16
  Company Page People Search4:07
  Using Google Search to Find LinkedIn Members8:25
  Finding People through LinkedIn Recommendations6:11
  Asking for an Introduction3:26
  Engaging Before Sending a LinkedIn Invite4:16
  Bump into People in LinkedIn Groups5:30
  My Network Overview4:58
  Accepting LinkedIn Invites9:16
  Unfollow and Un-connect on LinkedIn1:42
  Giving LinkedIn Recommendations1:34
Closing Remarks
  Additional LinkedIn Networking Best Practices4:36
  My Proven Process of Networking on LinkedIn8:02
  Closing Statement0:56
  Networking on LinkedIn-20222:29:12
  Slides: Networking on LinkedIn - 2022PDF
  Networking on LinkedIn - 2022 Glossary/IndexPDF
  Supporting Document: Networking on LinkedIn - 2022PDF