“I’d like to connect with you on LinkedIn.”
Not exactly the thrilling first impression you’d be hoping to impress upon professional colleagues, people you want to network with or someone at that awesome marketing agency you’re dying to work at. It baffles me that everyone isn’t customizing their invitations—but in fact, very few people do.
With only 300 characters to work with, it’s important to concisely plan what you want to say in order to maximize your chances of potentially working with this new contact. And most importantly, your message should reflect that you’re genuinely interested in connecting with them specifically, and not just on a mission to up your connection count. Use some of these tips and samples the next time you’re trying to impress someone on LinkedIn.