Asking for advice or network for potential job opportunities can be intimidating. How do you start a conversation with someone you haven’t spoken to in months? LinkedIn today announced a new feature that will help you in such situations. Their new personalized conversation starters in LinkedIn Messaging will help break the ice. With conversation starters, LinkedIn provides relevant suggestions to help you reach out or reconnect.
Now you can spend less time figuring out what to say, and more time engaging in conversations that can help you get ahead and reach your professional goals.
Types of conversation starters include:
- Updates on your connections’ professional activity. Congratulate your connection if they’ve started a new job or celebrated a work anniversary recently. You can also share your thoughts on an article they’ve recently published on LinkedIn.
- Shared experiences. Connect on something you have in common, such as having worked at the same company, joined the same groups, or gone to the same school.
- Shared connections. Build rapport by mentioning someone who you both know.
Check out how this feature works in the video above.