LinkedIn – Invitations – Grooming

Background

As times goes by I find myself really been impressed in someone’s work or really just want to keep in touch with them post our current interaction.

Other times it is someone I worked with in the past and I need to ask them a quick question and so I seek them out via LinkedIn and send them an invite.

 

Linked-In

It is easy to keep some of the unrequited invites along much longer than one should.

 

Invitations Sent

Here is the the current link to the Invitations Sent Manager – Link.

Invitation Sent List – Current as of 6 AM Oct 29th, 2017

Invitation Sent List – Select

Review and select the ones that have been languishing a while.

Thanks goodness length of pasture is noted.

 

Invitation Sent List – Number of Invites Withdrawn

Invitation Sent List – Current as of 7 AM Sun Oct 29th, 2017

 

Summary

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Textual

“A certain man prepared a great banquet and invited many guests.
When it was time for the banquet, he sent his servant to tell those who had been invited, ‘Come, for everything is now ready.’…

LinkedIn – Customization – Who can view your Connections?

Background

Ever few weeks, I receive an unsolicited requests to add a new person to my LinkedIn Connections.

I review it and if I know that person, I add them in.

Depending on my gut feelings, I will either add an invitee I do not know, or sit on it for a while.

If I oblige a requester that I do not know, I will more likely than not, message that person and try to determine what is the basis for their invite.

Yesterday

Yesterday was one of those days where I added someone and shortly thereafter messaged them to find out why they sent me a request in the first place.

I have yet to hear back from the person, actually a company.

 

Glad

I am glad that my Linkedin Connections are better protected than I am.

 

Connections Visibility

I will suggest that you manage your connections visibility by accessing

https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/connections-visibility

     PrivacySettings-ConnectionsVisibility

 

I have opted to not share my Connections with anyone outside of Self.

The other option, likely the default option, is to allow “Your Connections” to view each other.

WhoCanSeeMyConnections-Dropdown-YourConnections

Nice GUI

I like the GUI work that some of the Web Sites are employing.  No Save Button.  Make changes and they are auto-saved and you have a visual object to indicate that things are taking of.

PrivacySettings-ConnectionsVisibility-Saving

 

Help

Web sites evolve and if the link referenced above should change, please use the Help button to seek follow-up advice.

Here is the URL to Help.

Searched Item

who can see your connections

LinkedHelp-WhoCanSeeYourConnections-v2

We opted for “Controlling who sees your Connection ListLink.

LinkedIn – Deleting own comments

Background

A friend recently celebrated a Work Anniversary.  And, per my LinkedIn email notification settings, I received an email advising me of same.

As someone who believes in championing the work ethics of friends, I sent out little quips to each of them.

But, as always I over shared.  And, I suppose cunningly Social Media leads us to thinking we are sharing with one person, when we are in fact sharing with all.

So let me take back some of those quick notes.

Washing my mouth

Here is how to clean out some of your comments on Linked-In:

  • Go to your Home page by clicking on the Home Link
  • Underneath the “Share an update..” box, click on “All Updates” and “choose your updates
  • Transverse the updates and once you find the offending comment move over to the now visible x icon and act on itLinkedIn-HomePage-DeleteComment

 

Customization

I will suggest some customization.

Using the same button in the Home Page, under the Updates edit box, click Customize.

You will see a screen that looks like the following:

TheUpdatesYouSeeOnYourHomePage-All

 

I changed mine to read:

 

TheUpdatesYouSeeOnYourHomePage-After

 

Fustrations

Here are some frustrations:

 

Summary

I agree with Kris Humphries here:

… don’t pay attention to things that don’t matter

As indeed how hard it is increasing becoming not to be distracted by things that don’t matter.