What is 1st, 2nd & 3rd Indication in Linkedin?
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Have you ever noticed the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd labels on LinkedIn next to your connections' names? Do you know what these labels mean and how LinkedIn calculates them? Let me explain in detail.
These are people who you have directly connected with on LinkedIn because either you or they have accepted each other's invitation to connect. You can recognize 1st-degree connections by the 1st-degree icon next to their name in search results and on their profile. You can directly contact them by sending a message on LinkedIn.
These are people who are connected to your 1st-degree connections. You can identify these connections by the 2nd-degree icon next to their name in search results and on their profile. You can contact 2nd-degree connections through mail or by asking for an introduction from one of your 1st-degree connections.
connections are people who are connected to your 2nd-degree connections. You can recognize 3rd-degree connections by the 3rd-degree icon next to their name in search results and on their profile. You can contact 3rd-degree connections through mail or by asking for an introduction from one of your 2nd-degree connections.
LinkedIn members who fall outside of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd-degree connections are referred to as Out of Network. You can still contact these members through an In Mail.
In conclusion, understanding the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd-degree connections on LinkedIn can help you expand your professional network and connect with people you may not have had access to otherwise.