How to Reply to LinkedIn Messages

How to Reply to LinkedIn Messages

How to reply to LinkedIn messages

Use the “Start” link to review the “Message Sent” box. When you're ready, click the Response icon at the top of the message box. In your reply, begin with a greeting. Ask if you can respond at a later date, or if the client can call you. 

Thank the recipient. Add your closing remarks. End with a closing. Email etiquette tips to keep in mind Read and respond to emails immediately. One of the reasons for a lag in email response is that people see the email, think about it, and then forget to respond. 

Set a few email time limits each day. It takes an average of 17 minutes to respond to an email. Keep your inbox under 150 emails. Use labels to keep your emails organized. Use your email inbox as a personal to-do list. Make daily priorities to address.

What should you say in your message?

Email is always personal and meaningful when you have a close and personal relationship with someone. And while no matter how amazing a career you have, some folks will always manage to surprise you with a compliment about your personality. 

You need to be sure to remind everyone that you are the “personal touch” in the team and that you can relate to them. 

By showing you care, you'll be remembered and therefore those big questions about your future or your next move will start coming in. So how do you begin? Express your passion. 

Always give a sincere response and attach a picture of the event in which you would like the message responded to. Always give a sincere response and attach a picture of the event in which you would like the message responded to. Tell a story. Or two.

The perfect way to close your message

Send an email every time you receive a LinkedIn message on your business page. Then, only reply to people with whom you are already communicating, business associates, and customers. The success of your LinkedIn presence depends on your responsiveness to LinkedIn's marketing efforts.

Tips for replying to a message

To reply to a message through your LinkedIn Messaging page: Click the Messaging icon at the top of your LinkedIn homepage. Select the message from the list on the left rail. Draft your message at the bottom of the page. 

Click Send to send the message. How do you respond to a message through your LinkedIn Messaging page: Begin with a greeting. Always open your email with a

How to reply to the sender

Here’s a short email template. You can use this to respond to more than one person in a single message: Hi [first name], Just wanted to reach out and thank you for reaching out. I’m going to start out with a response to [contact information].

As you know, these are very fluid times, and it’s best for me to keep you up to date. It’s [contact information]. I’m looking to add a marketing analyst in [primary city and state]. I’m here to talk about your current role. 

We’re not currently actively looking for an opportunity, but if the opportunity comes up, you would be a great fit. If you’re interested in a Marketing Analyst role, please email me. 

 I would be happy to send you over my résumé. I’m looking to hire a Senior UX Designer. I'm here to talk about your current role.

How to reply with the right tone

Message to your recruiter about a job. 

Address him by his first name. This is not his true name, and using it by mistake is extremely rude. Make sure you never mix up email and phone. If you are giving a phone interview and you see a live one coming in, then take the phone and say “Goodbye”

Otherwise, just use voice mail. Your messages are not private. If you have posted information that might embarrass someone, such as a Facebook photo that has not been fixed, be careful.

 Don’t send or answer personal messages when you are at work, or if you have an embarrassing message. Use your voicemail instead. If you are sent a message to someone you have never met, you are writing to a stranger. Avoid revealing any private information in your replies.

Best practices for a response

If you are replying to an individual, try to be as specific as possible. Describe the information in the message and how it would benefit you.  List the relevant details about yourself. 

If you are responding to a client, ask the client if he or she has any more questions.  Introduce yourself. Close the email. You are writing an email for you. Don’t write it for them.

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LinkedIn is a fantastic tool. Although it can be overwhelming at first, you can make it work for you and your company. There is plenty to do with your LinkedIn profile, and this tutorial is just the tip of the iceberg. If you have any more information that I missed, or any of the above tips that you found useful, please let me know in the comments section below.

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