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Tim, you are SO on-target with this post! I particularly find it annoying to get the canned “I’d like to add you to my network” message. I always try not to be guilty of that myself and strongly advise my resume clients to customize their invitations–LinkedIn doesn’t make it easy sometimes, though. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this subject..
Thanks for taking the time to stop by Georgia! I’m glad the post resonated with you! Yeah I am not a big fan of the generic invite either. I will only use it if I know somebody really well, and am being lazy 🙂 In terms of LinkedIn not making the personalization of things easy, I get what you are saying. A lot of people don’t realize that if you click on a profile from your phone, there are 3 little dots immediately to the right of the search bar. Click on them, and a few options come up. One of them is “personalize invite”. Voila – easy! People can make a short but effective personal email. Thanks again for stopping by!
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