Another technique that my Connection Carol Roberts highlighted is to accept Connection Requests from people who haven’t attached a personal message, (only if they’re profile and LinkedIn headline intrigues you). Then, gently nudge them with a message asking what prompted them to Connect with you. If you don’t get a response it demonstrates they are not active on LinkedIn or are just after boosting their Connection numbers, so hit ‘delete’. If they do respond you’re looking at a blossoming relationship!
When it come to writing your Summary – an often daunting task – just say it as it is! Tell me what you’ve done, what you are doing and where you’d like to go! Imagine we haven’t met – what is it about you would I might like to know?
Note: By ‘several thousand connections’ I generally mean people with 10K+. You may have over 2000 connections but still be on the hunt for interesting people. I have nothing against numbers alone, it’s more if a Connection request comes from someone who already has over 10K Connections who also meets some of the other points in this list.
I am the product of the special people I digitally surround myself with.
You have to reach the bar for me to let you into my ‘club’.
But anyone who is genuine, looks like a real person, that I think to myself ‘I can add value to your life, or you can add value to my life’ – then you are most welcome.
What does it take to become your Connection on LinkedIn? What criteria do you have, if any? Let me know over on LinkedIn. If you don’t have any criteria, perhaps you should!
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