Deadlines. Not made to be broken.

Doing so sends a poor image:

  • You missed the time limit that was previously set forth. Others did not.
  • That ship has sailed. Without you.
  • You should not get a reminder. You should not need a babysitter.
  • You lost the business. No surprise. No one recognizes you if you lag the pack that already got in under the finishing line. You did not merit recognition.

Unless of course, you want to overachieve, stand out, be amazing-er, then you submit ahead of the deadline, and then it’s not a deadline anymore. It’s become an assignment that needs to be met and make the impression to the receiver that you take the business seriously. And respectfully.

Early bird and the worm, you know. Catch it.

Not just about LinkedIn today.