WHAT IS YOUR CRITERIA FOR ACCEPTING LINKEDIN INVITATIONS?
As I’m currently looking for *construction and engineering work opportunities, I’m spending more time on LinkedIn than I usually do when I’m busy in fulltime work.
One of the things I do regularly to try to ‘hunt down’ potential opportunities, is sending a LinkedIn invitation to connect to people who look like they have work and require assistance or people who look like they may be/become a useful connection.
Not all of the people I send an invitation to accept, and I was shocked to see I have over 100 pending connections and I’m not sure why this is.
Is it because they don’t use or rarely use their LinkedIn account and so are unaware of the invitation, or is it because instead of rejecting the invitation they prefer to just leave the invitation not accepted and not rejected, or is it because LinkedIn leaves rejected invitations showing as as a pending connection for the invitor?
It made me consider what is MY criteria when I receive a invitation to connect, which is:
– a) if the person is in Thailand, where I’m based, then I ALWAYS accept the invitation
– b) if the person is not in Thailand but looks interesting or it looks potentially beneficial for me to accept then I will accept
– c) if the person is neither a) or b) then I click to not accept their invitation
So, what’s your criteria for accepting LinkedIn invitations to connect?
Is there any etiquette i should be aware of about accepting or rejecting invitations?
*I am currently looking for work opportunities for positions – full-time or part-time – as any of Contract Manager / Commercial Manager/ Claims Manager / QS in Thailand or a neighbouring country. See my details at www.qscthailand.com