I have a pet peeve about LinkedIn – one that a lot of other people share. It’s the dreaded standard invitation. You know the one – “I’d like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn.”
Most people hate receiving them, particularly when they invitation comes from someone they don’t know. In fact, I often have clients who are a little freaked out by it. “Who is this person and why are they asking me to connect?”
Basically the standard invite is the LinkedIn equivalent of getting a form letter or a robocall. It takes no thought or effort on the sender’s part.
It’s also rude. Why should I (or anyone) accept your invitation to connect if you can’t be bothered to take 30 seconds and personalize the invitation? Tell me why you want to connect or how you found me. Read More→