Why people don’t connect with me on LinkedIn! (How to leverage your existing connections!) and why you should…
Funnily enough not everyone wants to connect with me because they think I am going to critique their profile. I won’t (unless you ask me to!) but you should connect with me. So here is your personal invite to connect with me on LinkedIn and let me know it’s due to this blog post!
Just remember the more people you are connected to the more chance you will have of accessing key decision makers through their contacts. However, this approach is not applicable to everyone. When I worked with a director of an international company it became clear this was not the best policy; so maybe some of you may want to be a bit fussier.
For most this approach works really well. Let me explain – if I have 10 connections and each one of those connections has 100 connections I have access to 1000 people as my second-degree connections. Yes – seriously! So why is this so AMAZING? Well you know the company you would kill to work for? Who’s to say you don’t already have a connection?
Yet most people don’t see this; when I work with clients they think to themselves well why would I want to connect with my neighbour I see him each day and he doesn’t even work in the field I want to? Well, you may want to because of who he/she could be connected to, you simply don’t know!
I explore this further in the LinkedIn Success Academy where I literally walk you through what buttons to press and make it clear why you need to be thinking about LINKEDIN as one huge DATABASE. This is why I go crazy when people just think it’s basically a pretty online profile.
IT IS SO MUCH MORE THAN THIS!
YOU WANT TO BE MAKING SURE YOU LEARN TO LEVERAGE YOUR LINKEDIN PROFILE SO IT WORKS 24/7! MOST PEOPLE DON’T BY THE WAY!
A great tip you can use!
Did you know you can connect with ANYONE if they belong to the same group as you? This means you can actually send a DIRECT message to that person regardless of whether you are already connected.
Now if you’re thinking well I’m not sure what to say, don’t worry I’ve created 8 pages worth of scripts designed to get a response so you just need to amend and tweak to suit yourself. This is one of the added bonuses I put together as part of the LinkedIn Success Academy: How to NEVER apply for a job again!
Question for you?
When was the last time you really invested in you? I am not talking new shoes or clothes but something that can put thousands into your bank account. I am teaching you how to leverage your LinkedIn profile so it works 24/7 even when you’re not! Funny how not many of us actually invest in our career yet this is where we spend the most time day in, day out! When was the last time you invested? EVER?
Time to make your decision what is it going to be? Or are you simply just going to make another excuse!
I would absolutely love to hear from you, so if you have any questions, connect with me on LinkedIn or [email protected]
I’ve also created free 4 video training series to help you get the most out of LinkedIn, start now!