Quick Tip Tuesday – How to track your sent LinkedIn connection requests

Last week, I was asked this question:

How do I know if I have sent a connection request to someone? How do I see all of the unanswered connection requests? How do I know if they turned me down?

Watch the video below for the answer. It’s all a function of your LinkedIn Inbox.

Do you have a question you’d like me to answer in an upcoming Quick Tip Tuesday? Just drop a note in the comments.

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5 thoughts on “Quick Tip Tuesday – How to track your sent LinkedIn connection requests

  1. My husband received a LinkedIn request from an acquaintance which he accepted. Within a day, several of his contacts at his law firm began getting requests from the same acquaintance. She did not have access to their email addresses. The only way LinkedIn could have gotten the addresses was from my husband’s account. Please explain,

    • Hi, Andrea. Thanks for question. It depends somewhat on what you mean by “requests.” If you mean LinkedIn connection requests, it’s probably just a matter of being able to see your husband’s connections and making LinkedIn connection requests based on that knowledge. If you mean they began receiving emails from this person outside of LinkedIn, it could be that he/she just learned the firm’s email convention (in other words “first initial, last name@Law Firm Name.Com”) and made educated guesses. Since most companies use the same format / convention for email addresses this is not difficult to do. Let me know if you have any follow up questions.

      • Thanks. The requests came from LinkedIn and were requests to add her to their LinkedIn networks. Is that something LinkedIn would have done on its own, or should we assume she accessed those email addresses through my husbands account and directed LinkedIn to send a connection request? She denies doing that.

  2. LinkedIn doesn’t originate connection requests without a user setting them in motion. Also, users don’t need email addresses to request a connection. Anyone with a LinkedIn account can make a connection request of any other user (with a few very rare exceptions based on a user’s settings). It doesn’t sound like she did anything wrong. If the connection requests are unwelcome, they should just ignore them.

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