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LinkedIn Connection Request

So my internet is out. Thanks AT&T.


Anyway, I sent a connection request via my mobile app as I usually do via web. Except the message box that I type a few sentences in before I send the request didn't pop up. The request just sent.


So here I am, looking like an asshat that sent a generic "please add me to your network" thoughtless piece of trash.


I need a beer.

Is this a big deal?
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HarryCaray
Notable Contributor
+14
Regional VP
Honestly, I get a higher acceptance rate when I don't say anything at all.
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
That makes me feel a little better.
beachNsales
Politicker
+3
Account Executive
100%. Saying nothing is better. You don't risk sounding generic and copy/paste.
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
I'm not a fan of the message it sends but I see your point πŸ’―
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Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
At times, yep.Β 
desperado
Politicker
+5
Head of Sales, Americas
Doesn't matter. For future reference if you want to personalize on mobile you can go to full profile > more > personalize invite
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
Damn it man πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ

Thank you for the training. I won't be making this mistake twice!
Coffeesforclosers
Notable Contributor
+11
Director Sales and Market Development
Dont sweat it man, happens all the time. Hit em with an inmail if they dont accept and explain it, though again, not a big deal
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
Thank you Coffee. This was a new one for me.Β 
BlueJays2591
Politicker
+6
Business Development Manager
I always leave the connection message blank. higher percentage of acceptances.
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
I can't believe I didn't know this?
BlueJays2591
Politicker
+6
Business Development Manager
doesn't seem like it would work as well but a blank connection will have a higher acceptance rate over a small sales pitch in the message. if they accept, then you can send a free message without character and attachment restraints.Β 
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ounceoz
WR Officer
+5
Federal Account Executive
my highest success rate is simply "would love to connect!"
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
I will try this for the next week and report back!
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
"Would be great to stay connected and learn together" : 100% acceptance rate, so far and close to 500+ tested.Β 
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
That's great that you customize your message too!
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
πŸ™Œ
MMMGood
Celebrated Contributor
+10
Senior Account Executive
No biggie.Β 
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
That's what I get for being in a hurry πŸ₯ƒ
DonDraper
Politicker
+4
National Sales Manager
It happens - you might be able to send a message or inMail if you have premium if you are concerned with impression. But more than likely it wont matter.
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
I let the Premium lapse to see if I missed it. Dang.Β 
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marginmagnate
Good Citizen
+1
Account Executive
I get a ton of connection requests, I hit some algorithm by accident literally that made my linkedin blow up - I'm less likely to accept if someone has a big message to start. It pretty much translates into "I want something" instead of an innocent connection request.
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
That's what I avoid.
saygrace
Valued Contributor
+5
Sales Executive
Not that big of a deal.
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
Thanks Grace πŸ₯‚
JuicyKlay
Politicker
+9
AM
Blank connections like that are THE MOVE!
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