Second time in 2 weeks: someone mentioned the name of one of my colleagues in their LinkedIn connection request.

What will I always do? (Not a trick question).

a) Do you think I will first ask how my colleague for details how they know the requester before I answer the connection request?

b) Do you think I will be impressed with the requester when the colleague’s surprised reply is, “I wasn’t aware of that happening” or “did they actually mention me by name?” or ‘yes, I am connected to that person but I do not know them.”

c) Do you think I respect the requester for mentioning the name of someone that they never bothered to ask for  permission and I will be willing to spend the time on zoom with them to vet them?

d) None of the above and reject the request.

I’ll take your guess at an answer via a reply to this blog post….