searchPeople: Search for People on LinkedIn

Description Usage Arguments Value Author(s) See Also Examples

Description

searchPeople allows you to search for connections on LinkedIn. It returns most of what shows up when you do a search for people in the box at the top of the page on linkedin.com.

There are a number of parameters that allow you to conduct either a broad or focused search.

In order to use this function, you must create your own appliction and apply for the Vetted API Access here: https://help.linkedin.com/app/ask/path/api-dvr.

Usage

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searchPeople(token, keywords = NULL, first_name = NULL, last_name = NULL,
  company_name = NULL, current_company = NULL, title = NULL,
  current_title = NULL, school_name = NULL, current_school = NULL,
  country_code = NULL, postal_code = NULL, distance = NULL, partner = 0)

Arguments

token

Authorization token.

keywords

A keyword used in a person's profile. Multiple words should be separated by a space.

first_name

Search by a user's first name.

last_name

Search by a user's last name.

company_name

The name of a company where someone has as worked.

current_company

TRUE or FALSE, can only be used in conjunction with company_name.

title

A job title someone has held

current_title

TRUE or FALSE, can only be used in conjunction with title.

school_name

The name of a school someone has attended.

current_school

TRUE or FALSE, can only be used in conjuntion with current_school.

country_code

Specify the country in which to search. This is the ISO3166 country code, and must be in lower case.

postal_code

Must be combined with the country_code parameter.

distance

Distance matches members within a distance from a central point. This is measured in miles and and is best used in conjunction with both country_code and postal-code.

partner

Indicate whether you belong to the Partnership Program. Values: 0 or 1

Value

Returns a dataframe of people based input parameters

Author(s)

Michael Piccirilli michael.r.piccirilli@gmail.com

See Also

getProfile

Examples

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## Not run: 

search.results <- searchPeople(token=in.auth, first_name="Michael", last_name="Piccirilli")

## End(Not run)


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