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At 5:13pm on February 21, 2009, Paul DeBettignies said…

I am the “Admin” for the Recruiters On LinkedIn group, You have recently joined and this is a "welcome" to the group and "here is how it works".

Over the past year I have been experimenting how best to facilitate members being able to connect with each other. Some want to connect with everyone and some are looking for a few meaningful connections.

1-2 times per week I send a group introduction message with 10-15 new members and reintroducing others.

What this means for you is simple, do you wish to be introduced to the group?

You have 4 options from which to choose:

(A) “Open Networker” with name, email address, and LinkedIn URL as you want to connect with anyone and everyone.

(B) “General Introduction” with name and LinkedIn URL as you are specific about who you want to connect with.

(C) “Lurker” no announcement will be made as you want to be on the sidelines connecting with people as you wish.

(D) “Super Open Networker” which is (A) plus having your contact information on the group page.

A caution on the “Open Networker”, you may be inundated with invitations to connect. For some this is exactly what they are hoping for and others this could be a pain.

I do ask, if you receive invitations from members you do not want to connect with that you “Archive” the message versus “I don’t know” so the sender is not penalized by LinkedIn although how you handle this is up to you.

Again your options are (A), (B), (C), (D).

Please include your LinkedIn URL and email address you prefer to receive invitations and send to

Thank you for your time.


At 7:13pm on March 5, 2008, Tyra Smith said…
Hi Alan,
I will keep you in mind. A resource I can not do without. Thank you...I am interested in hearing about the work you do. Please contact me at your convenience?


At 7:24am on March 4, 2008, Bill Bargas said…
I created a new group this morning. Diversity - A World of Change.
Any comments you care to share with the group regarding your experience and those of your clients regarding global work place topics and such would be appreciated.
At 7:16am on March 4, 2008, Bill Bargas said…
It was a pleasure meeting you in Vegas at The Party and learning about Convergys's global account strategies and services. We did not get a chance to discuss global hiring of diverse talent but I would like to at some time convenient for you.
It's become clear to me, the topic of diversity hiring in the US actually pales in comparison to the intensity of the topic in countries such as the UK and Canada.
At 10:29am on March 1, 2008, Cheryl Holmes said…
It was great meeting you.... everyone I met was so friendly and nice! Please keep in touch!
At 6:02pm on February 25, 2008, Alan Hughes said…
Excellent turnout. I am trying to find my RSVP ticket. It says to bring it to the event.
At 4:22pm on February 25, 2008, Slouch said…
Hey Alan, we have almost 60 people signed up to come out.
At 4:16pm on February 11, 2008, Alan Hughes said…
let me know what kind of response you receive.
At 4:13pm on February 11, 2008, Slouch said…
see you in vegas
At 4:07am on February 5, 2008, Recruiting Animal said…
Do you know Mr Moustache, Rich Becker?
At 9:59pm on February 4, 2008, Art Miller said…
Welcome. Glad we could "meet."


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