The next step to successfully creating your LinkedIn Profile is to connect with other business professionals.
There are two ways to do this.
The first option is to search for someone you know. In the upper right hand corner there is a search box. You can search several ways using this field, but right now let's concentrate on people. You can search by full name, just first name, or just last name. You'll notice that LinkedIn will auto-suggest some potential names. There is also an advanced option that allows you to enter in their location, industry, or job title. All of this can be done from the home profile page you created.
The second option is to use the Add Connections link. Once you are in your home profile page, click on the tab at the top that says "Connections." Once there, in the upper right hand section is an Add Connections link. Go ahead and click that link. You will notice several options for finding people. You can enter email addresses of people you know, you can search for colleagues you currently work with, and you can search for alumni you went to school with.
I met a new peep at the OHSHRM State Council Meeting. I just sent her an invitation to connect. Who will you connect with?