Note: You may not have noticed, but LinkedIn is changing the way you do things.

The “good stuff,” as I like to call it, is getting harder to find, but I will show you where to look in the next few blog posts.

downarrow_LinkedInRight next to the “send a message” bar on any connection’s personal profile page, you will see an adjacent button with a downward pointing arrow.

Click that and a dropdown box with some powerful functionality appears.

All this week, I will review them one by  go one by one to make you more comfortable using these shortcuts:

Find References:

I really don’t feel there is a lot to gain from this unless you want to know out of curiosity how you can get the inside scoop on this person. It’s a bit creepy IMHO.

This is the box you get:


  • So please be professional and responsible when “checking someone out.”
  • I thinks there is better information on their profile per se, so take the extra couple of minutes and review them there. Read what they have to say.
  • Don’t be a stalker.

More about these functions next week.