Recently, a Facebook friend brought up his annoyance with people he doesn’t know who send a friendship request, but have all of their information blocked, so that he can’t learn anything about them or learn a connection. He responds by clicking ignore.
At Re-find, we make it a point to send a message along with the friend request. This way, we can either remind our acquaintance of our connections or mention our reason for wanting to network. We liken this to introducing ourselves to strangers at a party or any other gathering. Even if we’ve met the person one, two or even three times in the past, we can’t assume they remember us or our names.
A brief intro or re-introduction can go a long way face-to-face or on Facebook.