LinkedIn Connection Messages (with examples)

Updated: Jul 25, 2021

Networking online has become a lot easier and more casual, especially when you have a public account. There are, however, spaces that require some etiquette when requesting a follow or connect. LinkedIn is one of those spaces. Many LinkedIn experts suggest that we should use the “Add a Note” feature when requesting to connect with someone that you don’t personally know. The challenge that arises, though, is what the heck should you write? I compiled a few options on LinkedIn connection messages that can help you break the ice and expand your network. Feel free to copy the template I provided as well.

Hi (Name),

We've never met, but I've come across your posts on LinkedIn. Your insight on (blank) has really helped me advance my knowledge of (blank). It would be my pleasure to connect with you.

Regards,

(Your Name)


Hi (Name),

We’ve never met but we share a mutual connection with (person’s name). (He/she/they) often shares your posts and I appreciate your knowledge about (blank). I would love to connect with you and continue to learn from your expertise. Can we connect?

Best,

(Your Name)


Hi (Name),

My name is (blank) Your profile came up when I was researching (blank) in my area. I see that you have developed vast expertise in (blank) which is an area I am working to expand my knowledge in. I was hoping we could connect. I'd love to learn more about the industry through your lens.

Regards,

(Your Name)


Hi (Name),

Nice to meet you. My name is (blank). Your profile came up when I was researching articles about (blank). I appreciate your transparency and candidness about (blank). I am inspired by your work and would love to continue learning from your example. I was hoping we could connect.

Best,

(Your Name)


Hi (Recruiter),

Although we have never met, I’ve heard great things about your company (Company Name They Work For). I’m a (blank) with (blank) years of experience and I'm currently seeking new opportunities. I’d love to connect and chat about how my background might be a great fit for your (position name) opening.

Thank you for your time,

(Your Name)


Hi (Recruiter Name),

My name is (Name) and I’m a social media strategist with (blank) years of experience. If possible, I would love the chance to discuss how my knowledge and expertise in (Specific Industry) would be a great match for the (Job Title) position you are hiring for (or I’ve applied for).

Thanks for connecting and I hope you have a great day!

(Your Name)




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