(Closed) Requesting Introductions on Linked In?

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Your contact could send an email to the boss with your resume attached endorsing you but I wouldn’t go near friending someone or contacting them on Linkedin.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Yeah, I definitely wouldn’t.  I think adding them on LinkedIn is going too far.  Good luck!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I wondered about this too when I was looking for a job, Darling Husband advised that LinkedIn is better for general networking. I know a few times he has contacted someone in his network about a job he saw posted at their organization.

I think it’s good to seem interested and use your resources, but there probably is a line of what’s appropriate if you aren’t connected already. Good luck!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I absolutely dislike getting random invitations to connect on LinkedIn from people I don’t know. I’m not sure if this is just a personal pet peeve or what. But I know one of LinkedIn’s premises, that I take super seriously, is that you know the person before “friending,” unlike Facebook (sometimes).

I would just play it cool because contacting someone on LinkedIn is a type of follow up, which they specifically asked potential employees not to do. (Yes, you said by call, but email is so similar…and if they wanted you to email, they would have given that information openly).

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@asscherlover:  I remember I applied for a job once and I noticed the contact person for the position was a 2nd or 3rd connection to me on LinkedIn and it said I could get introduced via one of my connections.  Darling Husband made it sound like that’s kind of bad LinkedIn ettiquette.

I feel like I’d possibly use the “Get Introduced” function if I specifically knew of a friend of a friend who worked at an organization I was interested in (just to see if they were open to a general discussion) but probably not for someone involved in hiring since they are probably already bombarded with requests from so many other channels (phone calls, emails, etc.)

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

People have asked me to hook them up with my boss via LinkedIn, and i’ve always found it very inappropriate and turned them down. Those were total random strangers, too. Why would I jeopardize my own connection to give them a leg up? If I knew the person, as in your case, I would simply directly email the resume of my friend to the boss instead of a roundabout method such as LinkedIn.

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