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Tuesday, July 03, 2012
How To Find People to Connect with on Google+
One of the most important parts of social networks is making
connections with people. You can connect
with people that can help you get a job or you can connect with people that
will help you with your continuous learning.
You can also connect with people that can help you meet the right
people. The toughest part is, finding the people that you want to connect with.
The most obvious way to find people who are on Google+ and
in your industry is to search for there - where else? - on Google. You can often find people’s Google+ profiles
simply be searching for people.
Experiment with different terms and ways of searching.
The second way would be to search within the Google+
network. At the top of the page you can
search for specific people or you can search for terms. Try searching for “human
resources Canada” and see what you find. You’ll find posts about human resources
and you’ll find people, too. Again,
experiment with different terms for searching within the Google+ network and
you’ll find different results.
Also within the Google+ network, you click on Circles (you’ll
find it on your left sidebar) and find options for finding people. Click on
Find People for Google+ suggestions based on what kind of statuses you share
and who you are already connected with. It
will also help you connect with people that you have been in contact with using
your gmail account. You can also click
on someone you already have circled and find people that they have circled and
you will likely find others that are worth connecting with.
Finally, you can also use a search directory like FindPeopleOnPlus.com - it makes it so easy
to find people in your industry. Take
some time to explore this site and you’ll find that there are many ways to find
people. You can look for people by where they work, what kind of work they do,
where they live, and you can even find brands (otherwise, you can connect with
specific places of business).
Search by Brand
Search by Employer
Search by Occupation
As you go you will find that it is easy to connect with
people on Google+. They don’t have to
follow you back but you can get their attention in other ways. For example, you can send them a direct
message that can’t be seen by anyone else or you can write a status and “tag”
them in it by adding their name to the people who the status is directed at.
I’ll talk more about circles and how they can be used most
effectively and about directing messages towards specific people or groups of
Meanwhile, if you haven’t read the other post in this series
please check these out: