I’m curious how everyone feels about LinkedIn Invites. Typically I use LinkedIn mostly to keep up with former colleagues. I’ve got a few rules I go by when I get an invite. I’m not saying I’m wrong or right but would like to know what other people do or if my approach is wrong.
- Don’t invite or accept invites from bosses. This is usually cause if I’m looking for a job, I don’t want to advertise it management. Not sure this one is accurate anymore.
- Don’t accept invites from recruiters. I usually don’t do this because in the past they have flooded my feed with job openings. Felt like they were just using me to get their job out to everyone.
- Don’t accept random people unless they include a message of some sort. I’m sure we all get invites from people we don’t know. If you include a message as to WHY I should accept you, then I’m more likely to accept but I usually reject totally random invites.
- Don’t accept invites from colleagues I don’t really know. I’ve gotten invites, today I got one as an example, of a person that works for my company but I’ve never worked with. Why are you sending me this? I probably got turned off on this because rumor had it that a former C level person at a company I worked for challenged his sales team to see who could get the highest number of followers and so those people just invited the whole company directory.
Am I right? Am I wrong?