Not less than 10 minutes ago, I blocked someone on LinkedIn.
I actually have an open door LinkedIn policy. If you want to connect with me, I’ll connect with you. The more the merrier, I say! If you want your LinkedIn account to only be people you know in real life, that’s great too and there are some advantages to that system. I support you one hundred percent in that decision.
But, even I, who will connect with anyone will block you for the following reason.
Begging for Help
Look, I help people. That’s actually what I do for a living. These articles are to help you get through your career. I answer hundreds of emails with specific questions, 90 percent of which don’t make it to publication. I live to help people with their careers.
But, the man I blocked today wanted help I couldn’t give him. He’s a recent graduate of a university in a far away country and he wanted my help getting a job in Switzerland. I can’t do that. I told him once, twice, three times, and he kept sending me messages and asking. So, I reiterated that I could not help him and if he asked again, I would block him. Two minutes later he requested help again, so now he’s blocked.
To keep reading, click here: Why I Just Blocked You on LinkedIn