A LinkedIn InMap is a tool that can help you visualize your profession network on LinkedIn.
The tool generates a visual “map” of your entire network using nodes for each person in your LinkedIn network.
Clusters are formed on your map based on how people are connected to you and to each other. In the map below, I can clearly see the clusters that represent my connections in the social media realm as well as the publishing industry and within the college where I teach.
Within the “live” tool, you can click on a node to see who it represents.
Aside from just looking really neat, you can use this unique view of your network to your advantage in a number of ways:
- Visually understand how to better leverage your network
- Gain insight into how others in your network are connected
- Pass along job opportunities based on new insight
- Identify gaps in your networking strategy
- Analyze how well you are adhering to your overall networking goals within a specific industry
Deltina Hay is the author of the critically acclaimed book, The Social Media Survival Guide, already in its second edition. She also teaches the online version of Drury University’s Social Media Certificate program. Learn more about Deltina and her availability for speaking engagements at Deltina.com. You may also enjoy listening to her video tutorial series on YouTube.
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Author: Deltina Hay
Social Media Power founder, Deltina Hay, is the author of The Bootstrapper’s Guide to the Mobile Web and The Social Media Survival Guide. Deltina developed the graduate, Social Media Certificate program for Drury University, and offers quality online courses at DeltinaU.com.