It’s been a while since I wrote a ‘151 Words’ column, so I thought today could be a nice time to write a shorter post:
I get quite a lot of requests from people who want to connect with me on LinkedIn, and you probably do too. However, many of them are from people who I don’t know and often times I can see they’re not in education or teaching. They don’t seem to be looking for an English teacher, either. So I’m not sure why they want to connect.
Sometimes I write back to check, but usually I just delete the request.
Sending a ‘friend request’ without an accompanying message is a bit like waving to someone from across the room. We might notice you, but you can’t expect much to happen from there.
So instead, next time you see a profile that seems interesting, give it a go – introduce yourself, saying why you’d like to be in touch.
This will make a much better impression.