The #1 question I receive about LinkedIn is “What do I do with all of those invitations to connect?”
Here's what you need to do with your invitations to connect with the new LinkedIn interface.
Thank you Ron Sukenick for showing me how you can send a message to the person before accepting their invitation. Here's how to do it.
Here's another update that appeared the next day.
Here's what you can do with your pending invitations:
1. Accept the request
2. Ignore the request
3. Send an InMail to learn more about why they want to connect
4. If you have Sales Navigator you can send them a message to see why they want to connect
5. You can Follow them without connecting to see if they are a fit for your network and accept their invitation at a later date
6. Send them a message before connecting
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