There’s been some debate over how to use LinkedIn. Some suggest connecting with only people you know and work with, while others encourage inviting people to your network the same way you would with Twitter—in other words, adding anyone and everyone. No matter which philosophy you follow, there’s one hurdle you’ll always have to overcome: getting people to accept.
Obviously, we all know to scrap the generic “I’d like to connect with you” message and send a personalized invite. (Right?) But even that doesn’t guarantee that a LinkedIn invite will be accepted.
Here are a few more reasons you might not be getting the connections you want—and what to do instead.