How to Accept and Forward LinkedIn Introduction Requests
If someone in your LinkedIn network is looking for your help to meet someone in your network, you can facilitate the Introduction requests between your LinkedIn first-degree connections. Now that your reputation is on the line, too, you should spend some time thinking about and processing any and all Introduction requests that come your way.
When you’re ready to accept your friend’s request and forward her Introduction, follow these steps:
Click the Inbox link in the top navigation bar.
This will bring up your Inbox of messages. When you’re looking at all your messages, look for a All Messages drop-down arrow.
Click the drop-down arrow and select Introductions from the list provided to see your requests.
This brings up your Introductions page. Here you can see Introduction requests from fellow members, as well as the results from Introductions you have requested yourself.
Click the subject line of the request you’re evaluating.
Read the full text before acting on the request. Don’t just skim it; you might miss an important detail.
If you accept the request, click the Forward button.
A new window opens where you can compose your message to the recipient. The text box in the middle contains the note from your friend to you, which you can supplement with a note to the intended recipient. Be sure to add your own comments. You can also delete the first person’s note to you, especially if that personal note was for your eyes only, not the intended recipient.
In this case, Michael Bellomo will get the Introduction request on behalf of Jared Elad. Jared will never see Michael’s direct e-mail address, and Michael can decide whether to reach out to Jared and form a connection.