You can ask someone to join your professional network by sending them an invitation to connect. If they accept your invitation, they become a 1st-degree connection. We recommend that you only send invitations to people you know well and trust because 1st-degree connections are given access to the primary email address on your account.
You can invite people to connect from the following areas:
- A member's profile - Click the Connect button on their profile page.
- Search results - Click Connect to the right of the person's information.
- The Add Connections page - Search your email address book to find contacts or invite them using their email address.
- People You May Know - Click Connect next to the person's name to send an invitation. If you wish to add a note to the invitation before sending it, please click the pencil icon next to Connect. You can then type your note and click Send Invitation.
As your account matures, you may be required to enter an email address every time you send an invitation.
Note: You cannot paste links or add attachments to invitations.