How to View Your LinkedIn Connections
Before you start searching throughout your LinkedIn network, it’s helpful to understand the reach of your own immediate network and how your first-degree connections’ networks add up to keep you connected with a lot of people. The first thing you should do is get familiar with your own LinkedIn network.
Log in to LinkedIn. From the top navigation bar, roll your mouse over the Contacts link and then click the My Connections link that appears.
This brings up a list of your current connections on the My Connections page. You can scroll through the list or roll your mouse over the ABC link and then click the letter of the alphabet (located below the ABC link and above the list) to go straight to that section of your Connections list.
Use the search box and drop-down lists on the left side of the screen to filter your list of connections.
The drop-down lists contain options only for your first-degree contacts.
Suppose you’re looking for Internet professionals. You simply expand the Industry filter by clicking the triangle next to Industry and then clicking Internet. LinkedIn can show you who in your network matches that request! If you’re looking for an option in any of these filter lists (like Austin, TX as a location) that don’t appear on the filter list, none of your first-level connections have that option defined in their profiles. (In this case, it would mean that none of your first-level connections reside in Austin.)
Click the Network Statistics tab to see the overall summary of your network.
Not only do you see the current count of your connections but also how many people are your second-degree connections (a friend of one of your connections) or third-degree connections (a friend of a friend of your friend) who you can search or reach through an Introduction.
Scroll down this page to the Regional Access and the Industry Access sections to see a breakdown of where the folks in your network are located and what they do.
LinkedIn shows you the percentage breakdown of which regions are the most popular in your network and which industries are represented in your extended network.
Click any of the top five regions or industries on this page, and LinkedIn automatically performs a search of your network with that criteria. So, to see your first-degree contacts who live in the greater New York City area, click the Greater New York City Area link in the Regional Access list.