Recruiting friends on LinkedIn is the most popular way to find and keep new friends and work colleagues.
However, there are a lot of pitfalls that can prevent you from recruiting them and some of the pitfalls are not only related to your profile but also your personal relationships.
Below we’ve broken down some of these issues and how you can avoid them.
First, there is a risk of being scammed if you have a LinkedIn profile that looks too similar to a profile of a friend.
If you do have a friend that looks like your friend profile, then you may be more likely to fall for scammers or people looking to trick you into sending money or other things.
Secondly, if you don’t look like you are an expert in recruiting and your LinkedIn profile looks too like a friend profile of yours, you will likely fall for people looking for someone to recruit.
You need to do a bit of research and ask questions about your background, career and interests before you get involved in an online recruitment scam.
There are also some pitfalls in the recruitment of friends that you need to be aware of before going into an online relationship.
You will also want to check your personal profile and email addresses to make sure you don´t have a connection to a scammer.
For more information on recruiting on LinkedIn, read our article How to get the most out of LinkedIn recruiting and how to check the profile of your recruiter.