This is a very common scenario for many people using LinkedIn to find someone.

You’re on the hunt for a VP of Sales in Dallas and a friend says, “you should take a look at my friend Bill Pederson, he’s amazing”.  Off to LinkedIn you go.  You search for Bill Pederson he doesn’t show up. You try Pedderson, nope.  How about Peterson, no go, and on and on.  Yes, our friend could send you the link to his profile and yes you could put in his company to try to find him but Read more