A major pet hate of mine is when people that I don’t know send me an invitation to connect on LinkedIn with no introduction email attached. This is the equivalent of sending someone a letter in the post, and they open the envelope and there is nothing inside to read. I am totally fine to connect with people that I don’t know, if there is a good reason for me to. A quick introduction along the lines of “Hi Melanie, I am a Design Strategist at Arnell Group and whilst happy right now, I would love to stay in touch in relation to opportunities in the future”. Or equivalent. That’s all it takes, as I delete invitations I receive without some kind of a personal introduction.