LinkedIn Bar Code

How to use the LinkedIn Bar Code

Free LinkedIn QR Code

When you learn something so simple and so beneficial to your business it just has to be shared.

When I attended the Business Northumberland meeting earlier this month I was absolutely super impressed by this FREE and easy to use functionality…

Business Northumberland have supported Small Business with fully funded workshops and helped them to grow over the past 3 years, this event was to celebrate the success of the programme.

We had a great day Networking, learning and celebrating their 3 year success with achievements from small businesses all over Northumberland and surrounding areas.

However, as well as meeting some amazing people we all learned one new tip that will stay with me forever from the amazing Ann English from Create Intrigue. 

As we were all passing our business cards to each other, which being in the print and design business is the highlight of my day, Ann showed us how to link in via our phones using the QR code…

In case your wondering QR codes, means “quick response” codes, and they certainly are quick !

They are square-shaped black-and-white symbols that allows you to scan using a smartphone.

This QR code scanning is instant contact with the person you are talking too and takes seconds !!

So, I got thinking, whenever you meet someone at a networking event you take their business card, but you dont always go straight onto LinkedIn and send them a request, which is a wasted opportunity for you both.

So easy to do from your smart phone (If I can do it anyone can) that I wanted to share this function

*Open the linkedin app on your mobile phone

*Go onto your linkedIn profile

*Next to your search bar there are four little squares

*Tap the squares which bring up the options to scan (default option) or get my code


(if someone has there code up you basically place the box over their code and it automatically takes you to their profile.

If you choose my code, your Name, Title and bar code is shown and they have to scan your code.

So quick and useful as your taken straight to their profile.

This is so helpful particularly if someone has an unusual surname that is difficult to spell or a more common surname which prevents you have to scroll down a list to find them.

You probably all know about this.. but wanted to share as an amazing networking tool and would like to thank Ann English once again for bringing this to our attention !