Feeling The Love On LinkedInFeb 15, 2022
Whether you realize it or not, a lot of people care about you. Don’t believe me? Take one look at your LinkedIn follower list and you’ll get a sense of just how many people want to hear what you have to say. It’s probably more than you think.
HERE’S HOW TO FIND YOUR FOLLOWER LIST ON LINKEDIN:
Note: This how-to tip is specifically for personal profiles, not company pages.
1. Open up LinkedIn on your desktop. (Note that you can’t see your follower list on the LinkedIn mobile app).
2. From the menu bar at the top of the page, select “My Network.”
3. In the menu to the left, select “People I Follow.”
4. From the top menu bar, select the button that lists your number of Followers. You should see a list of people who have opted to follow you on the LinkedIn platform.
HOW TO USE THIS LIST:
So you looked at your list and you’re feeling the love—but what’s next? Your follower list can be helpful in understanding who sees your LinkedIn posts and what they might be interested in knowing. Ask yourself, “What do my followers have in common?” and “How can I help them?”
Note that following people on LinkedIn is different from being connected with them. Your followers include your 1st-degree connections, but you will notice many additional people who follow you but aren’t connected with you. If it makes sense for your LinkedIn goals, consider reaching out to specific followers outside your network to begin a conversation. Every interaction is an opportunity. You never know when an introduction could turn into a meaningful business relationship.
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