Thank You For Your Invitation!
I hope you are doing well and thank you for your LinkedIn invitation! Maybe you are surprised that you received this link. So let me explain the reason why I sent this link to you.
Maybe you weren’t aware, but LinkedIn has a limit for the number of people you can have in your network, and that limit is 30,000. , and that is why I cannot accept your LinkedIn connection as I already reached the 30,000 connection limit.
Below you can find a list of questions and answers. I have collected these from 4500+ questions I received over a few years. I hope you will find the answers you are looking for.
If not, just reply to the InMail message and I will reply. If InMail is not going to work for you, you can always use the contact form. I will try to answer when I have time, so please expect some delay in the number of days.
I see you’re able to speak Unknown. We can communicate in English or in Czech, or any other language you choose on Google Translator. 🙂
Btw. Netherlands is quite an interesting place!
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, Are You Looking For A Job?
Most people send me an invite because they are looking for a new job. If this was your reason for getting in touch, just check out this:
- Get the Best Job Search Guide for Job Seekers (Get this Guide here, or learn more about it via this article)
- Get 111 Helpful Email Templates you can use while job searching.
- Learn 7 powerful Free tips for building your professional network
- Or visit the career site of the company where I work: Tricentis Career Page. Here, you can find many interesting job openings, and you can also apply for them through that site.
Please don’t send me your resume directly as there are GDPR rules that we need to follow. Instead, apply directly via the Careers page. If you are interested in a certain role, just apply! Accept our terms, and our recruitment team will share your profile with the relevant hiring managers.
And who knows, , maybe we will become colleagues! Our company is full of amazing and talented people, interesting projects, and career challenges, so I think you will love it here.
Good luck with your application, ! And as a recruiter, I am always here to help with any questions you may have.
Note: Any resume sent directly to me with the request “Can you help me find a job in (add your location)?” will not be processed as I cannot do that. You can check Indeed.com for global opportunities.
, Would You Like To Follow Me?
First, let me say thank you, ! I am happy that my articles, books or posts were the reason why you clicked the “Connect” button. I can’t connect with everybody (due to LinkedIn limits), but you can follow my posts and my updates with one simple click.
If you want to just follow my updates and new articles, LinkedIn has a special functionality for that called “Follow”. We don’t have to be connected, but if you follow me, you will still get a notification from LinkedIn about new posts.
Here Is How To Do That:
To follow a LinkedIn member, click the “Follow” button on the introduction card on their profile page. If you don’t see a “Follow” button:
- Navigate to the profile of the LinkedIn member you’d like to follow.
- Click the “More” button on the member’s introduction card.
- Select “Follow” from the dropdown.
You can learn more about it here: Similarities and Differences between Following and Connecting.
LinkedIn Invitation sent by accident
We all make mistakes, and LinkedIn is doing lots of crazy things to force users to expand their networks.
, you could just cancel that invite, but it would still be nice to receive a reply first to say “Sorry, it was an accident.” That way, my question “Why did I get this invitation?” will be answered. And yes, you’ll need to reply before you cancel the invitation or else the message will not be sent.
And if you don’t know how to do that, here is a site that will help you: Withdrawing an Invitation.
But I have to start with a small request; please don’t try to sell me or offer me something (services, a tool, etc.) or ask me if I will help you with your Boolean search strings, solve your problems and share my advice on the best sourcing/recruitment tools. I want to genuinely learn more about people at my network and find out who is the person behind the photo and LinkedIn profile. So let’s get to know each other better.
, you can just reply to the LinkedIn message and I will try to reply as soon as possible.
Have a great day, and thanks for your LinkedIn Invitation!
I want to offer you…
I am really glad to hear that! What do you have in mind? Are we going to take over the world, explore the unknown Universe or find a new comet? I am also happy to collaborate on sourcing, recruitment training, articles, books, 1-1 sessions, and speaking or advisory gigs. Let me know what you have in mind and let’s do something amazing together.
Use the contact form or reply to InMail.
... SPEAKING GIG
If you want to ask “Are you open to speaking at our event/conference?”, my answer will be yes! You can hire me as your keynote speaker or speaker for your event. Contact me directly with information about your event. Please share with me this: URL on the event, the date it’s booked for, whether it’s a paid or free event, if it’s an online or offline event, and if you are expecting speakers to speak for free or it is a paid event.
... OFFER YOU A JOB
Great, thank you for that! Can you share with me more info via LinkedIn or via the contact form? I will get back to you.
... HELP WITH YOUR RECRUITMENT
Thank you! Just for your information, around three agencies every week contact me with an offer to collaborate. I know that you are doing it “differently” than others, and I am sure that you are better than others.
If I need to find an agency, I will reach out to one that was recommended to me and has a good reputation. Please don’t contact me via InMail a few seconds after I accept your invite.
... A NEW, DISRUPTIVE TOOL FOR...
There are two to four people every week contacting me to say the very same thing. Those tools were not disruptive. Maybe they are great, but it’s not disruptive and probably never will be, even if you use buzzwords like A.I., machine learning, blockchain, etc. to describe it. Thanks for your message, but I am not the right customer for you. Thanks for understanding!
If you still try to convince me that you have an amazing sourcing/recruitment tool, you can use my calendar to present it to me.
Bear in mind that by booking my time I could end the call sooner than expected and there is a 99% chance that I will not be interested. Thanks for understanding!
... A PASSIVE INCOME/INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY
If you would like to offer me a great investment or passive income opportunity, thanks for that! But if it is so great, why would you share it with me? I am not really the right person for that. And I also have a really bad habit of exposing scammers publicly or making their lives a little bit harder just because they are scamming others. You have been warned. 🙂
And if you are trying to get money from me, I will ask you to send some money to my account first, so I know you are the real deal. 🙂
... SOMETHING ELSE
If you have something else to offer me and discuss, please be brief. Just let me know what you want or describe it in two sentences (280 characters). I don’t want to be rude, but I really don’t want to spend too much time reading two pages of PR text that doesn’t make any sense in the end. So, if you can’t explain it in the equivalent of one simple tweet (that’s why there is a 280-character limit), I won’t be interested.
Before you ask “Do I have a few minutes for your intro call?”. The answer is no, because it is never 10-15 minutes.
There is not enough time in this life, so I am planning to spend my time on the things that matter—not long sales calls. Thanks for understanding!
DO I HAVE A FEW MINUTES FOR YOUR INTRO CALL?
Do you have some great product or service you want to discuss with me and you want to know if I have 10, 15, 20 etc. minutes for it? Of course I have. Feel free to use this calendar to book my time. Book My Time
As you will find out, time is very precious to me so if you want me to use it for a demo/sales call, it will not be cheap. Do not worry; all the money will go to charity.
CAN YOU TEST OUR TOOL/APPLICATION?
Of course! But you should know that I am interested in advisory roles and long-term cooperation. If you want me to test your tool to provide you with feedback, you book my time.