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LinkedIn introduction requests: what NOT to do

Posted by on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 in Uncategorized .

LinkedIn is a very powerful tool in your professional toolbox. One of LinkedIn’s most valuable features is that it helps you visualize who you know that knows someone you want to know. (Got that?) Let’s say you applied for a job with XYZ company, and LinkedIn shows you that one of your 1st degree connections knows a manager at XYZ company (your 2nd degree connection). With this knowledge in hand, LinkedIn allows you to ask your 1st degree connection to introduce you to the XYZ manager.

But should you ask for this introduction?  

This is the topic of a recent Muse article, The LinkedIn Message That (Seriously) Annoys Your Contacts. Check it out for advice on navigating this murky situation with grace.

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