My recent post, Winter of Disconnect; talked about how I had been very lax in accepting LinkedIn connections over the last few years and amassed a whopping 1,750 of them. I basically jumped into bed with anyone who even looked in my direction.
I have now had a chance to go through and examine every single person on my LinkedIn roster and the results were astounding.
Quite simply, 1,750 - 1,187 = 563
Here are the basic rules I used for whether someone got chopped or remained unchopped:
- I worked with you
- OR I worked for you
- OR you worked for me
- OR you and I are friends
- OR we have had a meaningful relationship
- AND Your LinkedIn profile doesn’t suck