So I was minding my own business, spending a little time on LinkedIn when yet another unsolicited DM lands in my inbox telling how this person helps people like me find more leads. Keep in mind this is the first message I’ve ever gotten from this person…[Read more…]
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…]
You ever ask a question and have someone react completely differently than you expected? I mean they come back with something so over the top, you replay what you asked in your head to see how they could ever respond that way?
Last week, a friend of mine sent me an email after reading the post about how I handle the LinkedIn mistake way too many people make. Her simple question (Just saw your invite to connect. I was just wondering what prompted your interest in connecting with me on LinkedIn?) led to the most overly dramatic message I’ve ever seen on Linkedin. If you have one that can top it, I’d be surprised. [Read more…]
A few days ago I got an email notification that a person invited me to connect on LinkedIn (If you’re not active there, you should be. Read why here.). It had the default message, so I decided to hit reply and ask how the person found me and what prompted the interest in connecting with me on LinkedIn. This was the message I got back.
I am current pursuing my CPA and live in Chicago. I have completed BEC already and planning to give the other three in next three months. I was randomly searching for CPAs in Chicago to connect ith them in order to learn more about the opportunities available for professionals in the accounting field. Also in case you know about any job openings or opportunities for me please do let me know as I am looking for a job. For any further questions feel free to contact me at any time.
You notice anything wrong with it? The email was nicely written but falls short on a couple of things. [Read more…]