LinkedIn: Make this one change to get more connections approved

Joyful woman waving hello on video call.

Do you send connection requests that get ignored? You may be making this common mistake!

On LinkedIn, when you want to connect someone, don’t click Connect.

Instead, go to the Personalize Invite option (under the 3 dots/ellipses/…) on their page.

Screenshot of the menu options after pressing the ellipses button

It allows you to write up to 300 characters to that person explaining WHY you want to connect. Personally, I don’t accept invites from strangers unless there’s a message.

Screenshot of the 'Personalize Invite' screen

If I have to wonder why someone connected with me, it’s unlikely I’ll actually connect. Don’t make your connection have to guess why you want to connect–just tell them!

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