How do you handle Invitations to Connect?

When you are committed to using LinkedIn to build your career, you need to connect strategically.

When someone invites me to connect, I follow a pretty standard routine.

First, I view their profile. If they are not in the Telecoms industry, I’ll probably ignore their invitation straight away.

Second, if they are in Telecoms, I see how many connections they have. I get many invitations from people with single-digit or low double-digit connections.

I view these suspiciously because it just seems unlikely that someone with so little LinkedIn activity would ever find me.

Often the profile reveals inconsistencies which support this unlikelihood. I ignore these invitations.

Lastly, if their profile otherwise matches my objectives, I accept.

What’s your template for reviewing connection requests?

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