It’s a new year, so let’s make sure you are doing the right things on LinkedIn.

Here are 20 Do’s and Don’ts of LinkedIn Etiquette

LinkedIn Etiquette Do’s:

  1. Personalize connection requests by telling them your reason for wanting to connect.
  2. Have a profile picture so people can see who they are connecting to.
  3. Personalize your recommendation requests and offer to reciprocate (if appropriate).
  4. Keep it professional and only share information relevant to business.
  5. Turn off notifications when updating your profile.
  6. Send a nice welcome message that provides value when you connect with people.
  7. Regularly nurture relationships because building relationships is not a numbers game.
  8. Make your contact list open to your connections.
  9. Offer to introduce your connections to others in your network.
  10. Respond promptly to messages within 1-2 days.

LinkedIn Etiquette Don’ts:

  1. Don’t send spammy messages to your connections.
  2. Don’t over post – once a day is good.
  3. Don’t ask people you don’t know for LinkedIn recommendations.
  4. Don’t criticize or comment negatively on posts in groups.
  5. Don’t post self-serving content in groups that holds no value to members.
  6. Don’t send message to multiple people at the same time.
  7. Don’t ask people to like your Facebook page.
  8. Don’t ask new connections or people you don’t know to endorse you.
  9. Don’t send messages starting with “I see you viewed my profile….”.
  10. Don’t treat LinkedIn like Facebook or Twitter.

If you follow these Do’s & Don’ts, you will have a better time on LinkedIn!

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