LinkedIn is getting a lot of flak for the recent changes to Contacts, and seeing that there is always some hidden reason for the changes they make, I’m sure the changes are here to stay. Besides, for most of us, it’s still a free tool (since we haven’t upgraded), so you get what you pay for. 😉
And since seeing an alphabetic list of my contacts was still be a must for me, I did some digging and figured out that you can get around not being able to do so by going into Messages and acting as if you’re going to compose a message, but then click on the small “in” logo on the right (for the To: box) and you’ll still be able to see the list alphabetically and even sort by Geography or Industry.
Hope this “hack” proves helpful to you, and if you’d like to learn more of my LinkedIn Hacks, or how to seriously leverage LinkedIn to achieve your goals, just click here. (Special October ’13 offer for my Leveraging LinkedIn for Business or Career session: $50 off through Oct 31st, sessions through 12/31!)