How to Increase Your Networking Email Response Rate

For many people, networking can be harder than interviewing. You might not know whom to reach out to, how to reach out, or why people aren’t responding to your networking emails and requests. This can be very disheartening, especially when you only hear back from a couple of people after reaching out to 50.

The good news is there are ways to improve your networking response rate. One way is by improving your digital first impression. The first impression you make affects someone’s thoughts and decisions about you. This is human nature, whether you like it or not. So, use this to your advantage and maximize your digital first impression.

On LinkedIn, one of the platforms people use to network and engage with other professionals and alumni, there are four crucial factors that determine first impressions. Below you’ll find these factors, along with simple, specific ways to improve each.

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