LinkedIn LIONs Clicking "I Don't Know This Person"?!?!?


Why do fellow recruiting professionals with 'LION' on their LinkedIn profile click 'I Don't Know This Person' when you send them an invite.

I mean, if you have LION in your profile, aren't you saying you're a "Linked In Open Networker?" I've had it happen 2x where LIONs click they don't know me . . . and it's always been fellow TPRs'.

So I called a buddy of mine and he said the same had happened to him last month . . . so he took it upon himself to email the girl that did it to him. She replied, "That's just how it is - all of us TPRs compete, so it's in my interest to get you banned from sending invites on LI, anyway. Toughen up."

Does this sound right? That's pretty cut-throat if you ask me!

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Comment by Rob Clarke on July 22, 2008 at 4:51pm
That is messed up, I can somewhat understand not connecting if they feel that way (but why bother being a LION?)- but to give someone the dreaded "I don't know them" (especially for a LION) and then give the reply she did.....that is completely cut-throat- and hopefully Karma catches up with her.
Comment by pam claughton on July 22, 2008 at 9:53pm
There are different degrees of LIONs, not all accept all invites, but my understanding is that if you are a LION, you cannot IDK someone. You simply archive them. What this person did is beyond cut-throat and she shouldn't be allowed to call herself a LION.
Comment by Rob McIntosh on July 24, 2008 at 2:53pm
What I think is funny in all this is that if people took 5 min to realize that every profile in LI is searchable for free, then why such the hang up on connecting as a LION when you cannot have meaningful relationships with 500+ people anyway..............So, if not for the deep relationships, it must be to find candidates...No?

Try this in Google: ("CISCO Systems" "Senior engineer") -inurl:st...

Who need LION’s :-)


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