You can do a lot of interesting things on LinkedIn, like create a resume from your profile (look in the Help center for this!).

Like wish everyone a happy birthday.

Does that mean you should?

Not likely.

I received this question last week:

Does LinkedIn allow you to upload your contacts so you can ask them to connect?  I know with FB, you can ask your personal FB friends in your community to connect but don’t see how to upload in LinkedIn.

So I had to reply:

Yes, you can, but I do not advise doing it. You may end up asking people to connect that you wish you had not. We all have lots of “stray cats” in our email address book, right?

A few years ago, I had a woman who accidentally asked her ex-husband to connect. He was in her contacts for whatever reason and he interpreted her connection request as a reconciliation of sorts. Messy.

That means you really have to cull through all your email partners, carefully.

But if you want to, caveat Linker, here’s how:

He did not try it.

I am glad.

You have been warned.

Marc W. Halpert

LinkedIn coach and evangelist, having a great time pursuing my passion of connecting professionals so they can collaborate better!

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