In last few months, I have observed many career oriented women ( age around 23-27) are interested in my career journey (my age 29) and in knowing how I have passed some of the difficult certification exams in last few years and moved ahead in my industry ( Investment Management)
My question is - how can I convert such 'innocent' career related enquiries through LinkedIn into proper dates? In past few instances, once they reached out to me via LinkedIn chat (they initiated first.. nothing from my end.. not even sending them the connection request first hand), I tried moving the conversation directly on the WhatsApp by providing my number and asking them to check with me on WhatsApp for for further discussions but it did not gain any traction.
I know that I am at the driver`s seat it and I have the upper hand but still not able to figure out the smoothest way.. Please note that I don`t have a large sample size yet (just 3-4 instances in past 2-3 months) to fine tune my approach and hence wondering if you can provide some valid action points on Do`s and Don`ts
Since Linkedin is all about careers, I think the odds of converting a contact there to personal access are not very good. They only contact you to network and learn from you to advance their own career …
I’ve seen multiple girls put a guy on blast on LinkedIn claiming LinkedIn is a professional setting and have thousands of likes. Especially some Mexican guy and girl comes to mind; dudes got career went down the tube- in LatAm no less where we’re way more strict than they are. If you want to risk being the next guy, and **** with how you get money, go for it.
I think BadBoy89 response is probably the most innocuous safe way to do it, if you’re going to do it.
I spend too much per month on LinkedIn licenses, inmails and job ads to risk that. You’re looking at 800 dollars a month for the bare minimum 1 license and 2/3 jobs slots. It never even crossed my mind to hunt women on LinkedIn, what an existence.