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Once considered a social platform solely for networking, LinkedIn has proven itself invaluable for a wide range of other uses: marketing, recruiting, sales prospecting, hiring, and research, among others. There’s a lot you can do with LinkedIn, so getting up-to-speed on and nailing the basic functions is a worthwhile exercise in itself.

But little did you know the social media platform also contains a variety of secret capabilities that can make you that much more efficient and effective. I’ll give an example. Want to send a message to someone you’re not connected with, but you’re out of InMails? Here’s how:


Prospecting just got a whole lot easier — and that’s just the beginning.

In this SlideShare, we’ve collected 22 of the most useful — and hidden — hacks in LinkedIn, including:

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  • How to hide your connections from competitors
  • How to get a tailored lead list delivered directly to your inbox weekly or daily
  • How to find prospects you already have something in common with
  • How to customize your connection request on a mobile device

Take a look to upgrade your LinkedIn status from pro to hacker. (And check out this post for the ultimate cheat sheet to mastering LinkedIn.)

Have any other LinkedIn hacks up your sleeve? Share them with us in the comments!

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