If you are looking for instructions in order to delete contacts on LinkedIn, you’re on the right page. But first, let’s talk about why you should, or shouldn’t.
In my article ‘The Pros & Cons of a Big LinkedIn Network’ I explained in great depth what the benefits and disadvantages of a big LinkedIn network are. In a nutshell here’s the conclusion I came to: a big network = big visibility and therefore more opportunities. So given that knowledge, let’s analyze if it really makes sense for you to delete that contact Winking smile
Based on what we just said, the bigger your network, the more opportunities, I usually tell people not to bother with the spring cleaning. What’s the risk for you? Ok, you have some people in your network you don’t really know and wouldn’t feel comfortable recommending if someone asked you to. But let’s look at the gains:
So skip the spring cleaning, and instead invest this time in sharing some valuable information with your network.
Ok, fair enough! I hate spammy behavior as well and am happily married, thank you very much. So here’s how you delete these contacts:
Simple as that. And no, your contact won’t receive a message saying that you have kicked him/her out of your network.
And if you insist with the spring cleaning you can go to ‘My Network’, then click on ‘See all’ under ‘Your connections’ in the left column and from there you can scroll through all your connections and delete the ones you no longer want in your network. Same 3 horizontal dots.
I’m a LinkedIn Specialist & Online Presence Mentor and help you convert your presence online into paying customers. I’m also the creative brain behind the LinkedIn Challenge, an event that has helped 1700+ people so far to improve their knowledge about using LinkedIn for business. I live and work in beautiful Switzerland and have helped hundreds of clients from all over the world breathe life into their LinkedIn profiles. I also work with local companies here in my little country to increase their visibility on this powerful professional platform. And finally it’s no coincidence that my business is called Simplicity: I’m known for my simple, no-nonsense Swiss efficiency, mixed with a good dose of Californian ‘yes we can’ attitude!
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