I was ecstatic when I found the option to tag my LinkedIn connections. This feature wasn’t available until after I had over 300 connections and I didn’t take advantage of the feature until I had over 500 connections. If you start early in your connecting career, you will have a robust search pattern available to help you find your contacts quickly and easily.
Tagging helps you sort and organize your contacts with labels that you create to help you remember where or why you might know someone. Personally I remember faces forever, but names tend to elude my memory. Once I have someone tagged, I can search by industry or geographic area to try to find the face. (Another reason why photos on your profile are so important)
With the new profiles that LinkedIn has been rolling out, it is an extra step from how you could tag profiles in the old profile view. I thought I would share a quick how-to in this blog post. If you have questions, reach out to me. If you need to optimize your profile, I can help with that as well.