The new LinkedIn Contacts functionality is simply amazing! It opens up never-before possible people sourcing explorations, and is available (albeit still very buggy) for all personal accounts, whether paid or basic.
The syncing with other accounts possibility is quite like the Talent Pipeline in some ways. (More about it later).
For starters, you can search for sub-strings and even for special characters in all of the fields: name, title, company, and location. (Is a new Software Architect join the LinkedIn team?). Look how powerful this search is:
Time to switch if you haven’t.
Irina (LinkedIn profile)