How to View Full Profiles of Your 3rd Degree LinkedIn Network ?

Posted: January 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

Just a short while ago I posted a piece on how some people are no longer able to view full profiles of their 3rd degree LinkedIn connections when logged in and searching within LinkedIn.

At the time of the article, I had not been affected, and I kept checking daily to see if and when I would be.

Alas, the time has come – I can no longer view full profiles of 3rd degree LinkedIn connections with my free account when I am searching within LinkedIn.

Well, I take that back.

Although I no longer enjoy automatically being treated to full profiles of 3rd degree connections while searching LinkedIn with my free account, here are the ways in which I can view a full profile of my 3rd degree connections:

1. Use Google Chrome as a browser to search for the profile in LinkedIn

I can take the headline phrase or a unique combination of keywords from the 3rd degree profile I am trying to view and use Google chrome as a browser to search for that phrase/term combo in another browser in which I am not logged into LinkedIn (or use Chrome incognito).

Here you can see Chrome as a browser which I am logged into LinkedIn, and trying to connect CHRIS ENDREW, Software engineer into LinkedIn. Well, He is in my 3rd connection…what do we do now ?? Don’t freak urself. Wait n watch..

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2. Copy the ID mentioned in the address bar of the person.

 

3. Paste this link – http://www.linkedin.com/miniprofileview=&vieweeID=&context=nus into the another tab in google chrome. And paste the ID after “=” sign.

see the below image…

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 4. Now click on “Invite to Connect” and see the below image.

 

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5. Share the profile

Some of you may be wondering why I’ve actually never written about the “Share” method in which you can send a profile to someone else and copy yourself to get a link to view the full profile.

While I know this is a popular method for many, it has never really been a viable method for me because my network is so large that when I try to type in a name or use the LinkedIn address book, the system either times out or I get tired of waiting for names to show up/load.

For the sake of this post I tried to be very patient and after a few attempts I was able to share a 3rd degree profile with someone, copy myself, and then view the full profile from the link in the message in my inbox.

However, it’s much faster and easier for me to simply use methods 1-4 above.

Of course, the LinkedIn team is likely already looking into closing these holes, but some of these methods have been published and in use for years, so you may be able to enjoy them for quite some time.

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