LinkedIn Etiquettes

LinkedIn Etiquettes: Common Reputation-Damaging Activities that you must avoid.

Workplace etiquette are extremely essential. Bad manners at workplace can be consequential on a whole; it affects the employee’s morale and efficiency, along with leading to the bad growth of business. Wonder if someone attends a phone call loudly, or cooks a popcorn in the microwave, or simply brings dogs to the meetings, or listen to songs on a speaker? Sounds unethical right. The workplace will become quite stressful for you when teams and departments will not follow the basic office rules and etiquette.

However, when it comes to LinkedIn etiquette, what rank would you give yourself, how aware are you with them?

LinkedIn is a quite populous social media network, which is a lot different from the other social media platforms that are available today. People considers it more like a workplace and acts a lot more professional here. When it comes to your career or if you are searching for better job opportunities, you must never miss a chance to take advantage of this largest professional network as it offers more than your imagination. In addition, for this purpose, you need to maintain and take care of your LinkedIn account and consider some LinkedIn etiquettes at all times, no matter what.

If I tell you the truth, you, I and plenty of other smart social media users might be breaking some of those LinkedIn limitations, now. However, there are some practices of LinkedIn to follow by every business professional.

For every social media user, it is essential to learn these top LinkedIn etiquettes and avoid some common mistakes that happen almost every day.

Sending Connection Requests to your Hiring Manager

It sounds extremely exciting and tempting to see a LinkedIn notification that your Hiring HR manager or somebody from your dream company viewed your LinkedIn profile, just before your job interview.

Obviously, you will be extremely excited. Well, you sent him a connection request; he accepted and thus, viewed your profile. For you it might be the biggest opportunity to show that you got talent and that you truly want and deserve this job.

Connecting directly with a hiring manager, right before your first job interview or with anybody else into your dream company, is just too personal. The HR personnel will be conducting interviews with many other candidates and it is not essential for them to connect with every individual candidate via LinkedIn. You can simply wait until your interview or until you are hired, or simply until the hiring manager connects with you itself, maybe after the interview.

Endorsing somebody’s Skills You Don’t Know

I am sure that all of us know our capabilities and we are worthy enough and has many skills, however, does it mean that we endorse each other. It is totally recommended to beware yourself from endorsing people and individuals, with whom you have not worked with. This way, things are more businesslike, professional and quite honest.

Connecting for absolutely no Reason

There are plenty of people on LinkedIn who will try to connect with you. Most of them may have a reason to connect. However, many a times some connections may feel awkward, as you are not able to recognize the person’s LinkedIn profile picture. You do not have any mutual connections, never done any business thing together and has almost nothing in common.

Perhaps the reason for an unknown person to connect with you on LinkedIn might be that they were browsing LinkedIn and glanced at your profile and simply decided to make you a part of their professional network, randomly.

If you do want to connect with such unknown people, make sure that they are worthy and you have something to offer, as well. It seems like it, but it is surely not that much difficult. For example, consider that you read some blogposts or beautifully taken pictures by someone, and you end up commenting that you might hire someone with such great skills sometimes in the future ahead. A simple personal direct message is much better than connecting, commenting on posts publicly, and sending requests anonymously.

Finding Up Your Partner

Okay, maybe this the worst you can do. Some people make profiles and use LinkedIn accounts to search for their life partners. There is a report by Chicago Tribune, which states that there is an application called “BeLinked” that makes it convenient for people to find their right date partner, based on their LinkedIn Profile. Eh, sounds good?

It is common that people repeatedly view the profiles of their ex-lover, crushes many times a day. Sounds creepy. However, if you are looking for a life partner there, you might be on the wrong platform my friend. There are plenty of other websites and application, which might help you in finding the right one. LinkedIn is a professional social media platform and it must be used for professional purposes only.

How to Excel LinkedIn like a Pro

If you are offering a new business or job opportunity, connect with people who own skills that you are looking for. People love new clients and better job opportunities. In fact, it is okay to check a profile of somebody you are completely unknown to, if your interest is professional. However, remember, every time you view their profile, they will receive a notification.

While connecting with a stranger, have a strong reason and something good to offer. If you both are photographers in the same city and have almost the same target audience, it may be interesting to collaborate with someone at a promotion.

If you are hoping to build a professional network on LinkedIn, daily share some interesting posts rather than just connecting with strangers. Create some food for thought so that people consider your posts, send some industry reports, like, and observe your idea, skills etc.

However, if you are here to look for a life partner, you are definitely wrong. Try some other websites and applications, which may help you in finding your soulmate.
Whatever the case is, keep LinkedIn professional!

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