Keeping connected with your online community on LinkedIn is much easier than you thought, thanks to the Rapportive plugin.
Working with popular browsers Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, the tool connects your Gmail account and your LinkedIn account, to let you see information from the person you’re emailing right there in your Google Mail window.
Rapportive shows you everything about your contacts right inside your inbox
Whether you’re connected or not (if you’re not connected, you can reach out to that person right from your Gmail – send them an invitation complete with personalised introduction), Rapportive shows any information available from that person’s LinkedIn profile.
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You can see connections you have in common as well as snap shot information like their currect roles. Having this information at your finger tips bridges that gap between your business networking tool, and the email service you’re using on a daily base.