Professional Networking Outreach Templates

Networking Templates

In our other articles on professional networking, we have explored the best practice of networking and how you can optimize your LinkedIn profile to strengthen your networking strategy. In this article, we will take you a step closer to an efficient networking strategy and assist you in creating effective networking templates. Let’s have a look at some samples below:

a) Sending connection requests to professionals you share an interest with

Hi <first name>,

My name is <your name>, and I came across your profile on LinkedIn. I noticed your valuable contribution to <add content> OR interest in <add content>. I have also worked in this domain earlier and would love to connect with you and learn more about your work.

Thanks,

<Your name>

b) Sending connection requests to professionals from the same groups

Hi <first name>,

My name is <your name>,  and we are in the same <name of the group> group. I appreciate the insightful content that you share. I especially admired your thoughts on <add topic>.

I’d love to connect and learn more about your work.

Thanks,

<Your name>

c) Sending connection requests to recruiters/hiring managers

Hi <first name>,

My name is <your name> and I came across the <name of the role> vacancy at <target professional’s company>. I have experience of working in <your domain aligned with the target job’s requirement> for <X> years.

I would love to connect with you and learn more about the opportunity.

Thanks,

<Your name>

d) Sending connection requests to professionals working with your employers of choice

Hi <first name>,

My name is <your name>, and I am looking to connect with professionals from <target company’s name>. Your profile looks impressive, and I would love to connect with you and learn more about working at <target company’s name>.

Thanks,

<Your name>

e) Responding to a connection request

Hi <first name>,

Thanks for reaching out and connecting with me. I look forward to learning more about you and your work on LinkedIn.

I am a <add a short description of yourself, highlighting your expertise and experience helping your clients>. You can also find some of my work on <add your personal blog or website link>.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,

<Your name>

f) Asking for an introduction

Hi <first name>,

Hope you are doing well.

I am looking to connect with <target professional’s name> with whom you are already connected on LinkedIn. I was wondering if you could introduce me to them. I am currently working in <your domain> and would love to work with <target professional’s name>, who is an expert/thought leader in the industry.  You can easily share my profile’s link with them: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yourname.

Please feel free to ask me any questions about my profile before introducing me to them.

Thanks,

<Your name>

g) Asking for a referral

Hi <first name>,

Hope you are doing well.

I am looking to apply for a vacancy advertised by <target company’s name>. I saw that you have worked with them in the past and have contributed to their success. I am excited about the prospects of adding value to them myself and would be grateful if you could refer my profile to them.

You can review my profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/yourname. I would appreciate any help you can offer by introducing me to the company’s hiring team.

Thanks,

<Your name>

h) Asking for a meeting

Hi <first name>,

Hope you are doing well.

I really enjoyed our conversation on <relevant topic/s of choice> the other day. I was wondering if you’d agree to speak with me to let me know more about you, your work, and your thoughts on <topics/ areas of interest>. If you can accommodate a meeting of 30 minutes with me in your busy schedule, I’d be really grateful.

Let me know if this sounds okay to you. I look forward to meeting with you soon. 

Thanks,

<Your name>

i) Asking for an endorsement

Hi <first name>,

Hope you are doing well.

I was wondering if you could write me a recommendation for my LinkedIn profile. It would be great if you could focus on my strengths as a <add a short description of your expertise and experience>.

You can use the following template if required: <add a template based on your choice>.

Your help is much appreciated, and I look forward to receiving your recommendation.

Thanks,

<Your name>

Outreach networking templates 

Tips to keep in mind while using these templates

  • Customize and personalize your templates before sending them to your target audience. Make sure to fill in all placeholders with the right information. In fact, before sending out your template, do some research on your target audience to add the most relevant content only.
  • Run your templates through Grammarly before sending them. This will ensure you do not make any typos and grammatical errors. It will help you create a strong impression, positively influencing your target audience’s decision to respond to your request.
  • Stay professional, and don’t bombard your target audience’s message box with messages. Wait for them to respond to your first message. If they don’t reply, send them a reminder on the third day. If you still don’t hear back from them, that’s your cue. Find other relevant people and reach out to them.
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