The Who’s Viewed Your Profile function on LinkedIn is easily one of the more addicting features. Besides ego boosting or busting, it can also be one of the most valuable, if you play your cards right.
A few years back, I randomly followed Steve Levy on Twitter, along with a few others that day. Getting back to work a few moments later, my phone rang and it was none other than Steve to introduce himself. When I got over the brief shock of getting a call back from someone I just followed on Twitter, I thought to myself, “wow, that is how you take social media to the next level”.
Although I have not met Steve in person, or have had the opportunity to work with him, I still remember him due to his call that day.
Yes, it’s hard to call every new twitter follow you get, but I suggest you do call those who have viewed your profile on LinkedIn.
If you have a done your job with a great profile, hopefully you have captured that persons interest. But if not, you should still send them a connection request with a brief note thanking them for visiting your profile. Don’t just suggest a call or coffee. Take the initiative and call them!
When one of your connections visits your profile, you should almost always follow up with a call. LinkedIn has made it very easy to connect or message with those who have viewed your profile, but I still suggest just calling.
Do you leverage the “Who’s viewed your profile” feature? I’d love to hear any anecdotes! Leave a message below.