When you want to connect with someone on LinkedIn, you have the opportunity to write a customized message to him or her. This is a great way to start a conversation with your new connection and give him or her a reason to accept your request. Related: 5 TERRIBLE Lies Your LinkedIn Profile Is Telling Recruiters However, there are tons of people out there who abuse this feature and/or just don’t know how to use it effectively. Here are some things you should NEVER say in your LinkedIn invitations (like, ever):
1. “I'd like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn.”Here’s what going through my head when I get one of these generic invitations:
- Who are you? Do I know you? SHOULD I know you?
- Why do you want to connect with me?