Do you connect to people on LinkedIn from your mobile device? You’d be in the minority if you didn’t, to be honest – with around 50% of us choosing out mobile devices as the preferred way to access the business-focused social network.
It’s a commonly held belief that you can’t send anything other than the pro forma “I’d like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn” – but you totally can! And frankly, you should personalise your connection requests! It’s much more personable, friendly and individualised.
There’s a whole school of thought as to whether LinkedIn should be used to create new connections, or associate with existing ones you already know – but one thing I can say with absolute certainty is, I’m going to pay a whole lot more attention if you explain to why you want to ‘add me to your professional network on LinkedIn’.
It helps to introduce you, how you know each other, why you’re looking to connect – the options are endless!
If you select the individual’s profile, hit the ⋮ menu button in the upper right corner and choose “Personalize Invite” – add your text and boom – personal!