Category: LinkedIn

Inviting to Connect on LinkedIn? Give Context. Please.

Here are some familiar words for users of…

I’d like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn. 

Nine times out of ten, the LinkedIn connection invitations I receive come with the default text above. Granted, it is the fastest way of sending invitations. And when you and I know each other well, perhaps no more is needed. 

For everyone else – loose connections, a person I met once long ago, or strangers, it will not do. 

Give me some context, please. Why would you like to connect? What can I expect from our connection? 

There are two really important reasons to give some context.

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