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4 expert tips for writing a LinkedIn message that will actually get read

Business Insider Logo By insider@insider.com (Allana Akhtar) of Business Insider | Slide 1 of 5: Cold messaging someone on LinkedIn can help you expand your network and even lead to getting a new job.A company insider shared 4 ways to improve your chances of getting a response when messaging someone you don't know. Bring up a common connection, and keep your messages under 100 words. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Cold messaging a stranger you want to network with may feel awkward, but many successful people say it can help you get ahead.Aside from email, job seekers are using LinkedIn's messaging system InMail to build their community and get them jobs. Making a key connection can pay off: 70% of professionals get hired at a company where they know someone.Read more: LinkedIn just launched a tool that helps job seekers prep for interviews. I gave it a test run, and it was really awkward — but it showed me 2 major mistakes I've been making.We spoke with Blair Decembrele, in-house career expert at LinkedIn, about what makes for the most effective InMails — which, it's important to note, are only available to Premium members.Based on LinkedIn data, Decembrele outlined four strategies for making InMail work for you.Read the original article on Business Insider

4 expert tips for writing a LinkedIn message that will actually get read

  • Cold messaging someone on LinkedIn can help you expand your network and even lead to getting a new job.
  • A company insider shared 4 ways to improve your chances of getting a response when messaging someone you don't know. 
  • Bring up a common connection, and keep your messages under 100 words. 
  • Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

Cold messaging a stranger you want to network with may feel awkward, but many successful people say it can help you get ahead.

Aside from email, job seekers are using LinkedIn's messaging system InMail to build their community and get them jobs. Making a key connection can pay off: 70% of professionals get hired at a company where they know someone.

Read more: LinkedIn just launched a tool that helps job seekers prep for interviews. I gave it a test run, and it was really awkward — but it showed me 2 major mistakes I've been making.

We spoke with Blair Decembrele, in-house career expert at LinkedIn, about what makes for the most effective InMails — which, it's important to note, are only available to Premium members.

Based on LinkedIn data, Decembrele outlined four strategies for making InMail work for you.

Read the original article on Business Insider
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