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Sams Teach Yourself LinkedIn in 10 Minutes, Second Edition by Patrice-Anne Rutledge

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LESSON 6. Communicating with Other LinkedIn Members

In this lesson, you learn about the LinkedIn network and the many ways to communicate with other LinkedIn members.

Understanding Your LinkedIn Network

Before you start communicating with others on LinkedIn, you need to understand how LinkedIn classifies its members in terms of their connections to you. This distinction is important because it determines what, if any, restrictions LinkedIn places on your ability to contact people.

Your LinkedIn network consists of three levels of connections:

1st-degree connections: LinkedIn members you connect with directly. Either you sent them an invitation to connect and they accepted, or you accepted their invitations. Your connection list on your profile ...

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