Request New Connections Properly
Resist the typical boilerplate if you're serious about making a connection.
Before you click "Connect," find out more about them—past jobs, groups they belong to, hobbies they have. Then discover what you have in common and [[xref:http://www.cio.com/article/595865|craft a personal note]] to generate a memorable introduction before you tell them why you want to connect.
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