Hi [Lions, e.g. or similar mascot]! I’m [name] and I’m a [job title] at [company]. I'm excited to find this group and see fellow [school] graduates out in the wild. Who's living in New York City? We should connect!
Connecting with fellow alumni: Found a LinkedIn group that hosts your alumni? Here's something simple you can post on the group. For more information, read this guide on finding the right LinkedIn groups and posting in them.
Nice to meet fellow designers! I’m [name] and I’m a [job title] at [company], and I specialize in [job duties, e.g. UI design].
I'm based in Cape Town, but have been remotely working for a few years now. Looking forward to connecting with you all!
Most LinkedIn groups are centred around a specific industry or profession. When you see a group like this, consider joining and posting an introduction message — something like this is a good idea.
Alternatively, if you'd prefer to 'network' privately, once you find people in the group that share similar interests, send them a connection request.
Hi! I’m [name] and I’m a [job title/recent graduate] at/of [company/school], and I’m looking for positions in [industry], with a particular interest in jobs involving [role]. Any recommendations for companies or roles I should look into? Thanks!
Here's another simple post you can make into a group if you'd like input from the LinkedIn group on your career. If you’re looking for a job, try this example.
Hi! I’m [name], and I recently dealt with [describe your situation, and in particular, the problem]. Has anyone else encountered this before? How did you deal with it? Eager to get some advice — thanks!
If you want advice from people in a LinkedIn group, consider this script.
It's good to use this script in a group that are industry-specific and typically confidential (invite-only, or where posts are not publicly visible). For example, if you're a software developer, you can post this in a software engineering group in your city, typically on LinkedIn but on other social groups like those on Facebook.