A feature that many Linkedin users do not often use (or maybe even know about) is exporting their contacts out. With more and more of us having many contacts in Linkedin the export function is a great feature not only for creating a backup of our contacts but also to transfer or update our contacts in other systems. The file can be used to update contact manager or CRM (Customer Relationship Management).
Follow these simple steps to get a CSV file that you can open in a spreadsheet or text editor
1. Select your contacts list from the Linkedin Menu (once you have logged in of course):
2. Scroll Down the screen to the bottom right and click the link called ‘Export Connections’:
3. A list of file formats are available but the Outlook format should be fine to get the information out into a reasonable file that you can keep or import to many other systems.