Introducing a Smarter Way to Message and Build Meaningful Relationships on LinkedIn
April 13, 2017
Did you know that 80% of LinkedIn members consider professional networking to be important to career success? It’s not surprising as conversations are at the heart of unlocking opportunities such as a new job, business lead or career advice.
That’s why we’re rolling out an even smarter messaging experience with the ability to message a connection from wherever you may be on LinkedIn, along with suggestions that can help connect you to a new job.
Here’s what’s new:
Message professional connections from anywhere
We’ve made messaging easier to use and more accessible from anywhere on the LinkedIn desktop experience. Whether you’re reconnecting with a former colleague, searching for a job, or looking for a potential candidate, you now have the ability to start an instant conversation. This means that you’ll never lose context when reaching out to your network. For example, you can have a conversation with a connection without ever leaving their profile, or reach out to someone directly from the LinkedIn Feed.
Insights to help start conversations
One of the best ways to get connected to a new opportunity is through your network. In fact, nearly 50% of LinkedIn members have found a job through a mutual connection.
To make your job search even easier, we’ve added relevant suggestions within messaging on the Jobs and Company pages to help you start a conversation. For example, when looking at a job posting at a company you’re interested in we’ll show you which of your connections work there, or who can introduce you to someone at the company.
If you’re responding to a message, we’ve also made it easier for you to reply quickly with one simple tap on mobile. For example, “Thanks” and “I’ll get back to you.”
Conversations help you build relationships that can ultimately make the difference in getting you to your next opportunity -- whether that’s a new job, a new client or the chance to speak at an industry event. We’re excited to continue exploring other ways to make LinkedIn more powerful, intuitive and contextual.