How Best To Handle Those Linkedin Connection Requests?

I have written about handling Linkedin connection requests in the past, but there continues to be a thorny, never-ending stream of invitations in my Linkedin inbox. I’m sure that you, like me, get connection requests that leave you scratching your head. For example, the name looks familiar, but you can’t seem to quite place it. Maybe you just came back from a conference where you met dozens of new people, but you can’t remember the ones you trusted and/or liked. Or possibly you don’t actually know the person, but they do have an interesting profile…

linkedin connection request

In any event, I receive at least a dozen invitations every week and for the vast majority, they are not people I know and come without any accompanying note. It’s often confusing and I hesitate just to reject the connections outright. For example, there are those I’m not sure if I know them, and then others whom I met many moons ago, but have not been in touch with since. In each of these cases, my position is generally not to accept the request. However, in my heart, I feel bad about just ignoring them. I kind of want to give them the benefit of the doubt.

Linkedin connection requests gone wrong

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