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Give Context to Increase LinkedIn Connection Request Accepts

Distinguish Your Message & Increase Your LinkedIn Connections

Here are some familiar words for users of LinkedIn…

I’d like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn

Nine times out of ten, the LinkedIn connection invitations I receive come with the default text above. Granted, it is the fastest way of sending invitations. And when you and I know each other well, perhaps no more is needed. And LinkedIn has made it more difficult over the  years to write a personalized invite. Sections like P…

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How to Build Relationships with Headhunters

Getting Executive Attention With a Credible Reputation

12 Ways to be Credible when the Executive Recruiter Calls

As a leader invested in the health of your career, it is imperative to cultivate connections with reputable executive search consultants (commonly known as headhunters). These specialized executive recruitment agencies, focused on sourcing talent at the management and executive levels, serve as pivotal avenues for potential career advancements. Below, you will find 12 strategies to exhi…

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LinkedIn Profile: Visibility and Conversion

When I received this nice looking notice from LinkedIn regarding my LinkedIn profile, my initial reaction was to be pleased and pat myself on the back. Hey, my profile was top 1% of most viewed profiles for the year! Sounds great. However, with 200 million users and growing, that puts me in the company of well, another 2 million minus 1 users. So, clearly, some perspective is called for. With LinkedIn’s enormous growth over the last few years, I imagine that millions of users are only minimally …

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Inviting to Connect on LinkedIn? Give Context. Please.

Update: This post has been updated.

Here are some familiar words for users of LinkedIn.com…

I’d like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn. 

Nine times out of ten, the LinkedIn connection invitations I receive come with the default text above. Granted, it is the fastest way of sending invitations. And when you and I know each other well, perhaps no more is needed.

For everyone else - loose connections, a person I met once long ago, or strangers, it will not do.

Give me some context, ple…

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LinkedIn: Tips to Manage Employer Risk

Using LinkedIn While Maintaining Job Security

We are using LinkedIn more and more. For executives, managers, and senior professionals it is a personal marketing tool that should not be missed. However, a few recent clients have expressed trepidation about having their profile on LinkedIn when they are currently employed.

Imaginary or Real Risk?

I am absolutely certain that in this big world of ours, there remain many bosses who have not kept pace with the evolution of how people are able to connect…

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Take the "Are You Market Ready?" Challenge Quiz

As promised, I have launched a free, 17-question online quiz for you. The focus?

If you are planning some form of career transition in 2007 - job search, internal move, career change, you should be well prepared in advance of putting the wheels in motion. One of the most common career management mistakes I see is unprepared or improperly prepared career transitioners.

If you have any ideas about a move, are you ready to start a job search or career change in 2007? Find out how ready you are and …

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