One of my readers made a comment on my blog yesterday that I loved.
He outlined how he invites his second level LinkedIn connections to become first level connections. His method is so simple and professional that I want to share it directly.
The Second Level Connection Invitation
I’m a [Job Title] at [Company Name]. We have a few connections in common, [Name One, Name Two, and Name Three]. I’d like to add you to my LinkedIn network as well.
The Logic of the Invitation
He says, “I add common connections’ names and my cell number to add relevance and validity to the request. I get about a 90% acceptance rate and no IDKs.”
IDK stands for “I Don’t Know.” If you rack up too many of them from people you invite, you can end up in LinkedIn Jail.
If You’re Job Hunting
If you’re not working, you might substitute this for Larry’s first sentence:
I’m a [Job Title] in the [Blank] industry.
Let’s Connect on LinkedIn
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Updated June 2017
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