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Leveraging LinkedIn Advanced Search

Ways to Leverage Advanced Search in LinkedIn

Using the advanced search function in LinkedIn is essential in searching for your target prospects.  What helps refine that search even further is to use “Boolean logic” in the search.  Boolean logic allows you to combine words that limit, broaden and define and search by using the words AND, OR, NOT.  Before LinkedIn this search criteria was only used on internet searches.

Leveraging LinkedIn Advanced SearchLeveraging LinkedIn Advanced Search for Work can set your apart from your competitors. Here are specific examples of how you would use LinkedIn advance search terms:

*Use quotes “product manager”   “executive assistant”

* Use parentheses  software AND (engineer or architect)
* (instructional designer OR instructional design) elearning
* (human resources) AND “customer service”

* AND   software AND engineer

* OR   “Oracle OR IBM”
* “Vice President” OR VP OR “V.P.” OR SVP

* NOT   CEO NOT Owner NOT Founder NOT Consultant

The image above is an example of using this same Boolean search in Groups

Additional Search tips for Leveraging LinkedIn Advanced Search:

* Look up company size – Fortune 1000, 500, 100 and 50 companies


If you find a search that is producing results “SAVE” – With a free account you can save 3 searched and with a premium account it can be 5 or more. LinkedIn then sends targeted prospects to your mailbox! To enlist a professional consultant to gain the full benefits of LinkedIn advanced search, call me. Win more business by leveraging LinkedIn Advanced Search to connect with prospective clients and referral partners.

You don’t have to be left stuck in one toughest parts of freelancing – like finding a steady flow of new work. But taking better advance of searching on LinkedIn, you will find it makes it a lot easier to identify new opportunities. Using LinkedIn’s advanced jobs search tab with specific keywords that match your skills (like “SEO specialist” or “frontend developer”), you can do it.

Having the ability to refine your searches as shown in the examples above saves so much time and you end up with a list of prospects that are more targeted. By using LinkedIn’s advanced search, you can fine tune your results through criteria like: keywords, location, or vertical. This permits LinkedIn members to find more relevant candidates. Searches can be saved and your new connections will be automatically to appended. Step out and experience it for yourself. We would love to hear what you think.

Looking for other great tips to help you leverage LinkedIn? Check out the other articles in this blog and look for new LinkedIn courses your can take online and in-person!

If you aren’t leveraging LinkedIn’s advanced search features to make meaningful connections, discover sales leads, unearth new opportunities, and grow your business, you’re missing out on a major opportunity. ~

JoAnne Funch

JoAnne Funch

Helping business owners and corporate leaders use LinkedIn and relationship building strategies to gain more exposure for their brand so they have more impact, credibility & income.

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