To manage your connections effectively, it should become part of your daily tasks.
To view your connection invitations, go to the My Network menu on your LinkedIn homepage and your invitations will be listed at the top.
You can either Accept or Ignore the invitation.
If you choose to Ignore – the invitee does not get alerted to this so do not feel obliged to accept if you don’ feel the connection will add value to your work or career.
LinkedIn also makes suggestions about other people you may know and might like to connect with.
I’d recommend reviewing the suggestions regularly and connecting as appropriate.
There are some obvious people you can choose to connect with for example a current or former colleague.
Even someone you would like to work with perhaps to collaborate on a project together.
Recruiters are obviously worthwhile connecting with too – well only one Recruiter and you know where I am!
Then you can branch a little wider so someone you met at a networking event – by the end of the session, I’d love for each of you to connect, this is an ideal opportunity for you all.
And then you can move on to people you admire if you have read an article or piece of work they have completed. This is a super reason to connect.
And lastly, connecting with someone in the same LinkedIn group as you are another great reason to connect with them.