LinkedIn Connection Statement

LinkedIn has a setting where you can enter a statement for all LinkedIn members to see why you are open for connections – see it under Settings & Emails ¬†– “Emails you will Accept

Here is one that I found a while back that I applaud and suggest as a great style andstatement:

{Start of statement}

Contact “ME” for:

I am excited to expand my network when it is a relationship that makes sense for either party involved. Please don’t assume that your job title or position alone are what will drive me to connect with you – It’s in our best interests if your connection request explains why you feel we should be connected.

Two quick snippets worth reading if you’re…

…looking for employment with a business I have been involved in:
Please do not simply send me a resume and tell me you’re job hunting for employment with my employer – I will ignore this approach. If we’re to successfully connect and network it must be a relationship where we BOTH give.

…looking to expand your professional network:
Please edit the default connection request that is sent by LinkedIn – if you’ve not the time to at least introduce yourself properly (your interests, small background or WHY you’d like to connect – even just a single sentence!) then I will make the assumption that you are simply list stacking and do not truly want to connect.

{end of statement}

I like what this guy has posted in his ¬†Select the types of messages you’re willing to receive¬†statement and encourage everyone to think this way.

Build LinkedIn relationships starts with a great LinkedIn Connection request that includes being honest, transparent and showing relevance.

Author: tlburriss

I am a Networking Strategist and LinkedIn coach and Trainer. I live by my personal edict, "Networking is finding, developing and nurturing relationships that mutually move people forward thru life." I want to help people become better Networkers and better LinkedIn users focused on their business and career goals.

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