4 Easy Steps to Conduct Potential Client Search on LinkedIn
3. View Dropdown Options & Select an Option
When you begin to type in your search word/s you’ll see a dropdown of suggestions that appears as you type. Take the time to look at LinkedIn’s suggestions in the dropdown box when searching for people and companies as it may trigger ideas for other clients and companies you can reach out to on LinkedIn.
Select an option from the dropdown of suggestions, or click the Search icon to run the search. You will note the type-ahead feature predicts related search terms as you type your keywords into the search bar. If you’ve searched for a company, the Company Page will appear in the dropdown if there is a page created. You’ll also see the following tabs at the top of the search results page:
For my client’s search, the ANZ organisation appeared at the top of the list and we selected this option.
4. Select the Relevant Tabs to view search results
If you submit your search to see the full results, you will also be shown the various tab options, which you can explore further. In the case where we entered ‘marketing manager’ as the keywords in search and pressed enter, we were then presented with the tab options you can see below. The LinkedIn search filter is divided into two areas. The most frequently used search filters such as Locations, Connections, and Current companies, are located at the top of your search page.
To access advanced search filters, click All filters in the top right corner of the Search results page. This can be accessed from the All tab, People tab, or Jobs tab.
The additional search filters for people and jobs are located in the All filters section. Select any search filter to customise your search experience. The options available will depend on the type of LinkedIn membership you have.
In this 8 minute video created by LinkedIn at the end of this article, each of these steps is explained in more detail.
Learn more about using Boolean search on LinkedIn.
Source: LinkedIn Help
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