How to Find Newly Added Colleagues on LinkedIn
LinkedIn provides a few tools that help you quickly scan the system to see whether a recently joined member is a past colleague or classmate of yours. When you want to search for colleagues (and add them to your LinkedIn network, if you choose), just follow these steps:
While logged in to your LinkedIn account, click the Add Connections link at the top right of the screen.
Sometimes people you’ve fallen out of contact with have joined LinkedIn since the last time you checked, so do an occasional search to see whether you know any newly added colleagues.
In the Add Connections window that opens, click the Colleagues tab next to the Add Connections tab below the top navigation bar.
The Colleagues window opens.
Pick an employer (current or past) from the list.
If you’ve never searched this employer, you see one button entitled View All
Go through the list of names to see names you recognize or wish to connect with via LinkedIn.
Click a name to see the person’s profile for more information. If you want to invite someone to your network, select the check box next to the person’s name, and it appears in the Send Invitations to Connect To field.
You might want to select the Add a Personal Note with Your Invitation? check box and add some text to help the contact remember who you are.
Click the blue Send Invitations button.
Each person on your list receives an Invitation to join your network. If you don’t know or want to invite anyone on the list, click the gray I Don’t Know Anyone Here button to cancel the entire process. You’ll see up to 50 names; if you don’t see any company names on this page, you haven’t added any companies to your profile yet.