Not often that happens, pretty casual, easy going guy, not much rattles my cage - unless I find Marmite in the kitchen!
So, what's up Mick? I'll chuffing tell you what is up. I just invested an hour of my life sitting through an online training course that promised to show me how to get in front of 'X' hundred targetted LinkedIn prospects. That I picked up little new, is fine, its always good to see how other people use LinkedIn.
|LinkedIn ask 'How do you know....'|
Moreover - the presenter claims there was a 'bug' in LinkedIn that lets you do this and hence allows the invite to be sent!!
Lorks-a-Lordy, wrong on so many levels. Its not a bug in LinkedIn! LinkedIn assume you will be honest, so do I! It is not alright to make a claim to a relationship that isn't so, don't you think the recipient will know if you did or didn't work together?
Now, here's the thing, above all else, what are you saying about yourself if you are so willing to start a relationship with a... LIE !!
Good luck with that,..
What should you do? Use Inmails, find their email address and click 'Other' and use that route, failing that see if you can engage via groups. If all else fails, and you really must lie, then in the least customize the invitation text and apologise, excuse your actions by confessing to using the 'backdoor' method to invite.
So, note to self's - bear this in mind, if you are open to invitations to connect, make it easy for people to invite you to connect, and that's so easy - how about putting your email address in your LinkedIn Profile? After all, for any invitation, you can always say NO.
Am I alone with this one? Is it just me?