Archive for the ‘LinkedIn Introductions’ Category

LinkedIn Introductions Needs a Rework

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Sorry for the whiny rants lately. Recently someone asked me to forward an introduction to someone.  When I clicked on the link from my email, I went to a page that was hard to understand.  I can't remember if I needed to click on stuff to see the next step or ...

Peter or Pete? Joseph or Joe? Use LinkedIn Recommendations to find out…

Friday, January 11th, 2013

I don't go by my first name, I go by my middle name.  If you call me by my first name I know you got my name from some government list or something like that.  You immediately disqualify yourself from being legit if you don't call me Jason. Could be the ...

LinkedIn etiquette question

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Here's a question I recently got from a reader.  His question is in bold, my response is not. >> Is it appropriate to make connections with 2nd degree people on the lists of your connections as long as you have a group in common or they have a contact email address ...

Getting No Response from LinkedIn Connections? My thoughts…

Monday, June 25th, 2012

I got this email from a friend and JibberJobber user: As you know, I am looking for work. Each time I find a job ad, I look for a LinkedIn connection to find out if the job is active or who is the hiring HR or manager is. The only response ...

LinkedIn Introduction Request: Right and Wrong Way

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

There are a thousand ways to do it right and a thousand ways to do it wrong.  I wanted to share some thoughts from one I got this morning.  This comes from Carol to one of my second degree contacts: My question there is.... what next?  If I'm Dan, what do ...

Worst reason to connect on LinkedIn?

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

I get this regularly.  I think this is poor logic and irresponsible connecting. Just because we share a group means we should connect? Please... please give me a better reason.  Tell me how you found my Profile (same group - that's okay) and then tell me WHY it makes sense to connect. I'd ...

Why your communications (might) suck

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

I'm reading through the post on the LinkedIn professional headline and Peter Osborne's great feedback to those who have left comments (I'll probably close the comments in a while).  One thing that jumps out is ... how to put this... BORING. Why is it boring... that's the question I'm asking myself. ...

Think Like a Recruiter while on LinkedIn

Friday, December 18th, 2009

In the last post I talked about how to cheat the system by joining Groups (in regards to contacting people you find on LinkedIn). Here's another tactic, though, which I've used.  When I find a target contact I will use the internal messaging if I have to.  I like LinkedIn Introductions, ...

Contacting LinkedIn Contacts – Cheating the System

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Last week I wrote about LinkedIn Companies, and the work I'm doing prospecting people on LinkedIn. I was comped an upgraded account on LinkedIn (thanks LinkedIn!) and have really loved it... I have the ability to communicate with people I'm not connected with quickly, easily and immediately. However, if you don't have ...

How to Request and Introduction on LinkedIn

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

I recently was asked how to request a LinkedIn Introduction. I love Introductions for a few reasons which I talk about in my LinkedIn book and the LinkedIn DVD (2 hours of training!).  Here I'll share the mechanics of HOW to do it. You would use the LinkedIn Introduction request when ...