4 Expert Tips for Writing a LinkedIn Message

February 1, 2021
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Linkedin Cold Messaging

4 Expert Tips for Writing a LinkedIn Message

Cold messaging someone you don’t know but want to get connected to may seem weird but it has shown that it will take you to the forefront.

Apart from email, people seeking a job also use LinkedIn’ Messaging system InMail for building their circle for finding jobs. Connecting with main influential people is profitable as 70% of office workers get selected in a firm where they were acquainted with somebody.

Tips for writing LinkedIn Messages

1.  Maintain InMail subject text small

E.g.: Want to Join

Be straightforward about what you want in your subject text

Mostly people will not go through the full InMail message, so your goal should be to grab prospects attention witch a catchy subject text

As per the LinkedIn data if you stay within the limit of three words or less, the probability of you receiving a reply increases by 14 %

E.g.: Want to Join or let’s exchange emails

2. Start with a personalized introduction

E.g.: Want to connect Hi ABC, I am XYZ & I work in GE

I realized that we both work at the same place &I was thinking if we can connect.

Ensure you have gone through their profile before you cold message anyone on LinkedIn

Do you go to the same Theatre? Or

Are you from the same place?

Mention these commonalities when you are messaging Prospects

There is a hike by 10% in replies when you specify the mutual connection and taste

Academic research has shown that recruiters are more likely to recruit those who strike a chord.

 

3.  Mention your common connections

E.g. Hi ABC,

I am XYZ & I work in GE

I realized that we both work at the same place & I was thinking if we can connect.

I would like to exchange numbers or go for dinner so that I am able to know more about your life at corporate.

I saw that we have Pqrs as our mutual connection- he was my boss at a previous firm. How are you guys connected?

Before you write your InMail, do some research about people they are connected to both professionally and personally.

The probability of receiving a reply increases by 37% if they make a reference to someone who worked there previously. It is founded by LinkedIn that more than 70% workers are recruited in offices where they have an acquaintance.

When you want to enhance your circle mentioning your mutual connections can be a good beginning.



4.  Limit your message below 100 words

E.g. Hi ABC,

     I am XYZ & I work in GE

I realized that we both work at the same place & I was thinking if we can connect.

    I would like to exchange numbers or go for dinner so that I am able to know more about your life at corporate.

I saw that we have Pqrs as our mutual connection- he was my boss at a previous firm. How are you guys connected?

Do reply to me if you would like to have a coffee someday.

Love,

ABC

Do not wander

It is founded by LinkedIn that messages with 100 or less words have more probability of receiving a reply than messages with 200 or more words.

Done that, keep clarity about follow up steps which motivate the receiver to reply.