Understanding the DNA of your LinkedIn network is a critical step in recruiting with LinkedIn. Now when I a say that linkedin-button understanding your DNA is critical, I am directly referring to what steps you have taken to build your network. Did you build your network based on your business needs or do you simply accept all invites that come your way?

In my opinion, there is really no right or wrong way to build your network. There are certainly compelling arguments on both sides. Regardless it’s imperative that you understand the genetics of your connections when leveraging your network for sourcing and recruiting. Now, I agree that as your network grows larger it’s hard to keep track of who is in your network, let alone what verticals and industry make up your connections as well as location. And that’s ok.

LinkedIn provides us with a simple yet very effect measurement tool to help us understand our network to leverage how and where we’ve become connected. It’s called LinkedIn Network Statistics. Take a look at this short tutorial and let me know your thoughts.

By Noel Cocca

CEO/Founder RecruitingDaily and avid skier, coach and avid father of two trying to keep up with my altruistic wife. Producing at the sweet spot talent acquisition to create great content for the living breathing human beings in recruiting and hiring. I try to ease the biggest to smallest problems from start-ups to enterprise. Founder of RecruitingDaily and our merry band of rabble-rousers.