Growing your network, in theory seems easy; but could you be burning your opportunities by being basic. When requesting to connect, if you don’t add a note LinkedIn will automatically send through a standard, “I’d like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn.”
Reading that, people might be more inclined to hit that decline button, rather than feel inspired to connect with you and grow their network.
The team over at WordStream have put together this neat little infographic to give you the run-down on how you should be interacting with your future connections.
Morale of the story is: act like a person. Make your message unique to you, and to them, instead of sounding like a robot clicking that ‘request connection’ button.
You’ve got 300 characters, use them wisely Obi-Wan.