If you just joined Linkedin or have a few linked in connections, with a little work you will soon have 1000 connections within no time. Most people are on Linkedin to make connections which leaves a good probability that they will accept your invitation to connect.
First start by searching and clicking on someone’s profile and select “Add ‘Jerry’ to your network” which is located in the upper right hand corner of the person’s profile. This will take you to the “invite Jerry to connect on Linkedin page”. (I chose “Jerry” because he was the first on my list)
There are many options to choose from but only a couple are appropriate. Linkedin will allow you to use the selection of “other” to request a connection but will soon start asking for an email address, like when you request to connect as a friend. You can select “Classmate” or “Colleague” but since you are most likely neither a Classmate nor a Colleague you will not be able to request the connection. The best way to make connections is to request using “We’ve done business together”. Even if you haven’t done business together before, you can tell them you met them at a networking event. Remember people are on Linkedin to make connections and will welcome the idea to make another one. After you select “We’ve done business together”, just choose the company where you are currently employed.
If you have few connections you will have to continue to request connections using this method but as you build up, Linkedin will start suggesting people and then all you will have to do is Select “connect”. You will only want to make around 70 connections at a time because Linkedin will start requiring “Security Verification”
Make requests daily and before you know it you will have 1000 connections. Which can also mean 1000 more email addresses.