In Pictures: 10 LinkedIn tips to boost your networking success

If you're reviving an old job search or looking to expand your LinkedIn savvy, take a look at these features and tips to get back on the right path.

3. Hit the Magic Connections Number

When it comes to how many LinkedIn connections you should have, the magic number is 50, says LinkedIn Connection Director Nicole Williams. Reaching 50 helps you take better advantage of extended relationships, which are second- or third-degree connections.

But it's also important not to flood your network with contacts you don't know, she says. While five connections are too few, 500 may be too many.

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