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.
SOURCE: LinkedIn Blog