Recently, I re-read all the messages in my LinkedIn inbox, and I noticed that I hadn't responded to several of them. At first, I was petrified. Why hadn't I responded? Did I miss something important?
Upon further investigation, I realized why I had never responded. The messages annoyed me. Some just made me roll my eyes, while others left me looking like a classic cartoon character. Red in the face with steam coming out of my ears.
Once my vexation subsided, I took some time to create a taxonomy of mistakes. Below, you will find seven easy ways to make yourself look foolish on the world's largest professional network.