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How to make your LinkedIn connections more valuable


If you’re seriously using LinkedIn to network on the go, it’s definitely quality over quantity

Don’t connect with every Tracy, Trina and Harriet.  Connect with people you actually know, have met before (even once or twice) or spoken to live or virtually.

As an HR Director, even I’ve started being more selective about who I connect within have gone so far as to begin removing connections that simply don’t add value.  So, in this week’s video, here are some Dos and Don’ts to make LinkedIn work better for you.

Do connect when you need to actually connect

Think long term connections here vs. a quick hit.  If you have a specific ask, invest in LinkedIn premium and get the ability to send an InMail.

Don’t connect with a stranger and then ask for a favor

If you’re doing it, so are others.  Plus it’s just obnoxious.

Do Be Specific

Don’t send a blanket note about how awesome you are and how you’d be great at any job.  Tailor the note to a specific person about a specific job, in a specific location.

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The corporate world needs that brilliance that only you bring.  So go out into the world, act with conviction, be courageous and live joyfully every single day.

XOXO,

Adwoa

Adwoa Dadzie is a Director of Human Resources and Corporate Career Strategist. The views expressed in this post are Adwoa’s and do not reflect the views of her employer. Follow her on Twitter @adwoadadzie3, Instagram @adwoadadzie, Periscope @adwoadadzie3, or visit her at adwoadadzie.com.

XO, Adwoa

Adwoa Dadzie is a Vice President of Human Resources at Comcast and a Millennial Corporate Career Thought Leader.

The views expressed in this post are Adwoa’s and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.

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