In the realm of professional networking, the challenge often lies in efficiently gathering mutual connections from a LinkedIn profile and seamlessly incorporating them into your meticulously organized Airtable system. Consider the meticulous process of manually sifting through profiles and the potential errors that can creep in.
Navigating this labyrinth manually can be time-consuming and prone to inaccuracies, leading to missed opportunities and added stress. However, there's a strategic automation at your disposal that can address these pain points.
For professionals seeking to expand their network or meticulous networkers who value well-maintained records, this automation offers a practical edge.
Dive into this automation, allowing it to efficiently gather mutual connections and systematically channeling them into your Airtable repository. Elevate your networking efforts with the precision of automation, ensuring your connections are well-managed and readily accessible.
Let’s set it up!
The first step is to create an Airtable with the LinkedIn mutual connection information you would like to save.
Bardeen will extract information from the currently opened LinkedIn account’s mutual connection link and save information like name, headline, location, connection degree, and profile link.
You will be redirected to install the browser extension when you run it for the first time. Bardeen will also prompt you to integrate Airtable.
Click the “Pin it” button at the top of this page to get this automation saved to your Playbooks.
Activate Bardeen (or hit Option + B on Mac or ALT + B on PC on your keyboard) and click on the playbook card. The setup flow will start.
You will be asked to specify an Airtable and the maximum number of connections you would like to save. After you choose the database and maximum number of LinkedIn mutual connections, you will get a prompt to map the information to the fields in Airtable .
The left side consists of all the fields Bardeen will scrape for you. On the right side, specify the fields in Airtable that you want to associate with the information on the left. If you don’t want a piece of information, leave that field empty, and it will be skipped. That’s it!
Click on “Save Input” and checkmark Airtable. You can edit Inputs later by hovering over the playbook.
Whenever you want to save mutual connections from LinkedIn to your Airtable, navigate to the profile you would like to get mutual connections from.
Activate Bardeen (or hit Option + B on Mac or ALT + B on PC on your keyboard) and run this playbook. It will open the mutual connection link in the background.
It will then get all the mutual connections from that page and save the information to your Airtable.
This automation is fantastic for professionals aiming to broaden their network within their industry and can leverage this playbook to uncover mutual connections. By efficiently identifying these shared contacts, individuals can approach potential new connections with a common ground, enhancing the likelihood of meaningful interactions and collaborations.
Meticulous dealmakers and business development experts can also utilize this tool to strategically identify mutual connections with potential collaborators or partners. This data-driven approach enables them to initiate conversations with a contextual advantage, fostering smoother negotiations and partnerships.
Job seekers and individuals exploring new career opportunities can make the most of this playbook. By uncovering mutual connections during their research, they can tailor their networking efforts to engage with professionals who may provide valuable insights, recommendations, or even job referrals within their desired field. This targeted approach enhances the effectiveness of their networking endeavors.
You can also edit the playbook and add your next action to further customize the automation.
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This playbook saves me 60-90 minutes that I'd spend copy-pasting 20 new jobs details from LinkedIn daily - now it only takes me 5 minutes. Gamechanger!