Just this week I received yet another invitation from someone I didn’t know. I don’t get that many, so I do check them out – by following through to see the profile behind the request. The graphic when I reached this profile was priceless…
A Rose by any other name
Rose said she was a friend, and I’m just not sure where we’ve met – she’s from Vietnam. Here’s her profile:
And look at that – she has “-1 Connections”!
I’d like to know how that all worked out…
I’ve written on the topic plenty of times, and perhaps maintain a different opinion than other LinkedIn trainers out there.
I’m all for networking, being open to new opportunities, meeting people, and exploring.
And I don’t believe in sharing my little black book of VIP connections until after I know and trust you.
You are welcome to use LinkedIn as a phone book – but I think there are many other places to get names and contact data. There aren’t many that will help you reach out to the VIP connections of those that know and trust you.
Well tread ground
I took a great deal of time in 2010 to “Expose LinkedIn Connection Myths” and that link points to the overview article at the end of the series. Have a look and let me know.
I’m always interested in a good debate;-)
To your continued success,