My company is doing an annual review, and this mini-survey will help me. Do you mind filling one for me?
I received the message above in my LinkedIn inbox this morning. It was addressed to two other people.
How do I know that? Simply because the sender did not even care to hide their names.
This person is not even an acquaintance. We connected on the social network a while ago, but I do not remember their expressing interest in knowing me.
LinkedIn is not Facebook. It is a place for professionals to interact with other professionals, a site where your skills and expertise are your highest currencies. Your unwillingness to add a personal and friendly touch to your messages will say a lot about the way you do business and treat others.
Social media did not kill professionalism. We did.