Connections on Linkedin:
Take Time to be Effective
Now, for months something else has weighed on me. I get many people who click on the button to connect and I receive their message: "I'd like to connect with you." I have no idea who the person is and why they'd like to connect. Well, the obvious - to expand their connections. Taking the time to express who you are and why you are reaching out, goes a long way to displaying professionalism. Including information on how we know each other - worked together, a colleague in common, met in a class - is effective. Even if I am not able to connect, due to my parameters, I am forming a positive impression when I receive that inmail. And, you never know how an interction, even a brief email on Linkedin, may create an opportunity in the future.
So, please, don't send me a request unless you expand upon it and take the time to be effective when networking with me and others through Linkedin.
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Wishing you much networking success and I'm here to be a resource and answer questions.
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