Q&A: Job Search

Q. Should I have a standard connect message for LinkedIn that says that I am looking for another opportunity?

A. I would try to stay away from anything that is standard or appears to be automated (people see through it and don’t see it as a call to action). What might work better is to develop a boilerplate email that you will personalized and send to someone once they accept your connection request. This is something I would send through regular email as opposed to LinkedIn. People tend to respond to this type of email/request if it’s personalized and engages them in a dialog.

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