A question just came up online “interviewer requested to connect via LinkedIn before the interview…Accept or nah?”
Great question! 🙂
From the comments they are an industry peer so it’s an easy “Accept” from me. Here’s why:
- Once connected, your newsfeed may have updates from him that are industry-specific and of interest to you.
- They may also want to send you a one-on-one message asking specific questions which (in your generous, keen-to-get-this-job way) you can answer or vice versa (before or after the interview).
- You could send them a ‘thanks for your time’ message after the interview.
Remember once connected, you can easily remove them as a connection (perhaps a few weeks after the interview!). Here’s how.
Make sure your Linkedin profile basics are in place. Here’s the cheat sheet reference we published yesterday 🙂
We’d love to see how you flying high online! Show us your great online presence by including Sam or Runway Digital in a Linkedin update, tweeting us at @sambe11 and @runwd (include #onlinepilots) or via Facebook.
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