After my recent post on using LinkedIn for coffee meeting networking, I got asked a “how to” question on LinkedIn. This one is easy once you learn it…. How to remove a connection on LinkedIn.
- Go to the profile of the person from whom you want to disconnect. In this example you would be removing me as the connection (Please don’t!).
- Find the drop down menu near the top of the page (circled in red in the image above)
- Hover over the arrow that points down
- Choose the bottom option “Remove Connection” (circled in red in the image above)
The person will NOT receive any notification that you disconnected from him/her. However, they may figure it out if they go to your profile and see you as a “2nd” connection but remember being previously a “1st” connection.
Bonus idea: When was the last time you reviewed your connections and removed anyone you don’t remember meeting or, for one reason or another, no longer want to share your network with? If you get stuck in an airport or are bedridden with a cold (the only two times I can imagine anyone having extra time for something like this), it wouldn’t be a bad idea.
Good luck! Alison
Latest posts by Alison Simons (see all)
- The five fastest ways to waste your marketing budget - November 22, 2017
- How the Fastest Growing CPA Firms Spend their Marketing Budgets - October 27, 2017
- SEM for Professional Services Firms - September 28, 2017