Monday, November 02, 2009

How to Say "I Do" to a LinkedIn Invitation

We live in a click-happy world. We easily click "Yes" to accept an online money transfer, click "No" to deny a bad date request; then we move on to the next pressing detail of the day. But there's one time when the quick click of the "Accept" button might not be all you should do to say, "I do." Continue reading...

8 comments:

Ronnie Ann said...

Wow! You mean you actually have to be social on social networking? Not an easy thing sometimes for introverts like me. ;-) Nice post, Susan. Thanks for the pointers!

merry said...

thanks for post it is very use ful

Rob said...

I always send back a note sharing how I might be able to help the person. Then, I mention how they can help me as well.

Rob

Janet Barclay said...

This is an excellent idea, but I'm not sure I agree with sending a direct email rather than a LinkedIn message. Due to the high volume of email I receive, my personal preference would be to keep the communication within LinkedIn until the relationship goes beyond general networking to making a referral or doing business together.

Susan Ireland said...

Janet,
Thanks for that thought. I think it's a personal preference as to how you organize your correspondence. Certainly using LinkedIn's Inmail does the job.
Susan

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Karen E. Lund said...

Excellent guidelines, but I disagree with the order. Number three should be first. Unless you know someone in real life, check out their profile before you accept. Actually, it wouldn't be a bad idea to check anyway; there are about 30 people with my name on LinkedIn and while I'd like to think we're all wonderful, some of us might be a bit shady--or simply not the Karen you know.

I've had excellent experiences with LinkedIin, but like any large number of people there will be a few you don't wish to associate with. Always check out a profile before connecting.

Then proceed as described in the post.

Susan Ireland said...

What an excellent point, Karen! Thank you for bringing that up.