Your LinkedIn profile is a goldmine. Time to dig for some gold.
I ask a lot of people what they do with their LinkedIn profile and most often the answer is that people look for jobs, read some articles, ‘connect’ with people and that’s largely it. What most people don’t seem to realise is that this most important professional network they are on, can open a lot of new doors for them, only if they realise to use it wisely. This is the first in a series of articles where we try and see what LinkedIn can do for you.
For all you sales professionals, HR managers, and all the people wanting to get in touch with people, this is how you can extract EMail IDs of all your contacts on LinkedIn.
Step 1 : Mouse over My Network on the header bar and click on Connections
Step 2 : Click on the ‘gear’ Settings Button on the far right
Step 3 : On the next page, under Advanced Settings, click on Export LinkedIn Connections
Step 4 : Now simply choose the format that suits you the best and click on Export
Step 5 : Fill in the words shown in the security verification / Captcha image and proceed
Step 6 : Your download appears in the bottom download bar
Step 7 : This Excel sheet holds a lot of rich information about all your contacts
The email ids you extract here can be used for multiple purposes, right from targeting custom audiences on Facebook, EMail Marketing, direct one on one marketing and so on. Ideally, you must keep taking a download of this data for you never know when LinkedIn stops allowing users to do it. So if you haven’t done it so far, then right now wouldn’t be too bad a time either :)