After writing about people not customizing each LinkedIn invite, I realized some of this may be happening by accident (I can remember doing this myself a while ago). LinkedIn makes it SO easy to fire off invitations to connect in an instant. It practically begs you to do it. In past versions of the mobile app, the default message was your only option if you initiated connections from the mobile app.
The good news is that’s no longer the case, and LinkedIn made customizing invites from the mobile easy. Unfortunately, how to do this isn’t obvious. Once I point it out, you’ll probably be surprised you didn’t notice it before. [Read more…]