LinkedIn is a fantastic online networking tool which can help you grow your relations and company.
The Issue is because it is online, there are a lot of lazy people out there who rely upon the request:
How often have you received these requests to attach from someone on LinkedIn that you have never heard of before?
They’re maddening, are not they?
I am not the greatest at remembering names, so I guess there is a slim possibility I might have met them in a conference or media event.
The issue is, by sending LinkedIn’s generic invitation if you are”unknown” to the receiver, it’s likely going to be ignored.
Make it private
It is my understanding that the only way that you can personalise your request is if you click on”link” from the individual’s LinkedIn profile in your desktop or notebook. You do not get the choice while using the app.
From my viewpoint, if you would like to connect with me, you will need to tell me .
What is the point in that?
LinkedIn loses its efficacy as a possible marketing tool if you are connecting to random men and women.
No. If you wish to get the most from it and wish to connect to certain individuals, give them a damn good reason why they need to accept.
How to be private
It goes without saying that your LinkedIn profile should take a professional picture of you. Leave those of you biking, jogging, or dancing on tables for Facebook.
Let them know how you understand them.
As soon as you’ve done that inform them why you need to connect together followed by a brief description about what you’re doing.
Finish off with a little bit of flattery about their job (not so much that it is embarrassing or creepy ) and sign off in a friendly manner.
Personally, if I get the generic connection request, it is very unlikely I will accept (particularly if I do not know the sender) and I am sure I am not alone.