I wanted to share with you this tip I learned from Jason Alba, LinkedIn expert extraordinaire.
So I’ll share a really cool trick I stumbled upon a few months ago.
If you use Chrome (if you don’t, download it. It’s awesome) you can cut down your search time and steps enough that it makes a difference.
I’m pretty sure this only works once you’ve used the site’s search box.
Start to type in the name of the site, like linke (for LinkedIn.com). As you type it in, Chrome is going to guess the rest… when I type in linke, Chrome finishes it and I see linkedin.com in blue. At this point, and before I finish typing it, click the TAB button on your keyboard.
The URL bar becomes a search box for LinkedIn! It switches to a button that says “Search LinkedIn:”… then type in a name (like Jason Alba). I know this only saves a few steps, but if you search a lot you can save significant time.
I’m making this a habit. It works on sites I’ve already done a search on, including Amazon, LinkedIn, JibberJobber, and even ImOnLinkedInNowWhat.com (because I’ve searched there).
I thought this was a really cool trick! Hope you all enjoy it!