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Jun 6, 2012

no less than the standard two days after the first date is appropriate.

Jun 6, 2012

i wouldn't connect with anyone that was interviewing me on linked in prior to them hiring me. It just seems unorthadox.

Jun 6, 2012
Buddyfox:

i wouldn't connect with anyone that was interviewing me on linked in prior to them hiring me. It just seems unorthadox.

I actually got some connection requests from a couple guys who interviewed me AFTER I got rejected from their respective firms...haha

Jun 6, 2012
Ultima-RDK:
Buddyfox:

i wouldn't connect with anyone that was interviewing me on linked in prior to them hiring me. It just seems unorthadox.

I actually got some connection requests from a couple guys who interviewed me AFTER I got rejected from their respective firms...haha

That's funny. I've gotten a few requests from rejected candidates whom I've interviewed and was not impressed with. To be fair, when you're desperate and working hard to land an offer, you tend to think too optimistically about how well you connect with interviewers.

As said earlier, it's appropriate to send out an add request a day or two after the first face-to-face meeting. I've sent out some requests following hour-long phone calls and having never met the contacts in person.

Some obvious do-NOTs that some kids have actually done to me:

  • Do not cold-add a contact without ever establishing contact with the person beforehand.
  • Do not add a contact before you meet or chat at length.
  • Do not add an interviewer unless you are absolutely sure that you connected well with him.
  • Do not initiate contact by cold-adding a contact on Facebook. No shit, this has happened to me.
Jun 7, 2012
Ultima-RDK:
Buddyfox:

i wouldn't connect with anyone that was interviewing me on linked in prior to them hiring me. It just seems unorthadox.

I actually got some connection requests from a couple guys who interviewed me AFTER I got rejected from their respective firms...haha

LOL what's that about

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Jun 6, 2012

i'd wait until just after they got your thank you.

Jun 6, 2012

I only accept linkedin requests from people I know or someone who takes the time to message me and explain why they are reaching out.

I have accepted invitations from people who I never met who just wanted to connect and disuss the HF industry/network and I've rejected requests from students at my Alma mater if they don't even take the time to introduce themselves in an email (I mean come on I'm on all the alumni directories and ecologist state that I'm willing to help).

So what I would say is take the time to craft a message along with the linkedin request. And I'll echo what other posters have said, don't request an interviewer who you haven't heard back from yet.

Jun 6, 2012

Awesome, I appreciate the help.

Jun 6, 2012

When you add people you've only met once or twice, what do you put for how do you know him? Is 'friend' too unprofessional?

May 11, 2016

wrg

May 11, 2016

Why not ask them if you are unsure if it is appropriate.

You took the time to seek out these people and speak with them. It would not be outrageous to say "Hey, I'm trying to build up a network of contacts. Would you mind if I kept in contact with you?.... Oh, thanks that would be great, here is my linked in info."

May 11, 2016

I agree with the above comment. I usually put in my thank you letters a LinkedIn request if we had a good and memorable conversation. It is an excellent way to keep in contact with the professionals you meet and a good way to update you work experience so that recruiters can keep you in mind.

May 11, 2016

or do you simply send them a LinkedIn request after a great conversation? To me it seems a bit awkward to ask, it's like asking someone "will you be my friend".

May 11, 2016

It's only awkward if you make it awkward.

Just be straight forward and let them know you'd like to keep them as contact.

Sometimes we can get too caught up in formalities. While it is important at times this is pretty small potatoes in the grand scheme of things.

May 11, 2016

Haven't had any negative feedback yet. If you feel uncomfortable then don't follow my advice but I can only say it has helped me expand my network.

May 11, 2016
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