Q. Somebody asked to connect to me on LinkedIn after I interviewed them. It seemed a little forward to me like asking to look at my address book at an interview. Should this impact my hiring decision?

A. People use LinkedIn in various ways. Some seek to link with everybody they meet and even people they've never met. Others are more selective about who they choose to link with. Similarly an applicant may present themselves as overly formal or overly casual in an interview based on the preferences of the interviewer. There is no recognized "right" way to behave in these situations, and it doesn't reflect on the applicant's ability to perform the required tasks of a position. However, it might give one of many small clues into how well they would fit culturally into the organization.

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