Before you click "connect", it is important to be aware that the process of connecting on LinkedIn should not be as simple as hitting a button. To accompany your request, it is always good to send a personalized message to the person. Ideally you will want to reference something from your initial conversation or meeting. If you don't know the person, you will want to give a reason as you why you want to connect. This extra effort will go a long way and is an important first step in maintaining your professional network! Below is an awesome graphic that I found on LinkedIn which gives a little more insight into how to send a good personalized message.
|Kaitlyn Riley, Assistant Director|