When a LinkedIn connection request email lands in your mailbox, the worst thing you can do is to click Accept. That is, if you just click Accept button and do nothing else! Why is that?
In social media you actually have to behave quite social
By just accepting a connection request and not really doing anything else you are missing a chance to engage with the person connecting with you. It is like someone is saying “Hi!” and you just wink and do not even reply back. It might be a recruiter with the job of your life waiting for you. It could be your best future employee. It could… The fact is – that the person who wants to connect with you thinks you two have something in common. Not checking what it is and how you can both benefit from it is a missed chance. It might never present itself in your life again.
Engage with the people who come to you and say “Hi!” as you would do on the networking event. Check who is sending you a connection request and do ask them something to start the conversation. Ask how can you help. Offer your service, advice or whatever you can to help them. Clicking just Accept might put them off in talking to you. Jet you might find in them just what you have been looking for.