If you landed a new position recently and want to announce it on social media, you’re in the right spot. In this article, I share how to announce a new job on LinkedIn, what to consider before you hit the publish button, and a sample LinkedIn post.
How To Announce A New Job On LinkedIn
1. Determine the goal of your LinkedIn post.
Before you dive into writing your LinkedIn post, consider the goal of your post. Amy Porterfield, Tony Robbins’ former director of content development, recommends developing content that educates, entertains, and inspires your audience. With this in mind, perhaps you want to use your new job announcement to:
- Educate people on your new company and the services they offer?
- Entertain your LinkedIn followers on the ebbs and flows of a modern-day job search?
- Inspire fellow job seekers to stay motivated through their job search process?
These are just a few questions to get your wheels spinning. You may also want to reflect on how your post supports your larger brand and thought leadership strategy.
2. Review your employer’s social media policy.
Before publishing, you’ll want to review your employer’s social media policy, as some have guidelines about how you’re expected to engage online. Notably, these guidelines can be role-dependent and require you to get any external messaging vetted if you are an executive or maintain another highly visible position with the company.
If you’re unsure of your employer’s social media policy, check your employee handbook or speak with your human resources department.
3. Run your post by a second pair of eyes.
Before you hit publish on your post, run it by another set of eyes, as even the most experienced writers can miss typos. I’m a fan of not only using a human proofreader (or two) but also running content through Grammarly or a similar free grammar checker.
4. Wait until your probationary period has passed.
Once your post is finalized, you might be asking yourself when the best time is to share your announcement. I typically advise my coaching clients to wait until at least their probationary period has concluded, which is most often 3 to 6 months, before going public with their role on LinkedIn.
Holding off a bit before posting your new job on social media makes it easier to omit the role from your resume if the opportunity ends up not working out in the first few months for some reason.
Example Post To Announce A New Job On LinkedIn
If you’re not sure what exactly to write in your LinkedIn post, the following is an example to serve as inspiration.
I’m excited to share I joined [Company] as a [Position Title]. In this new capacity, I will focus on [a concise summary of your areas of oversight].
If you’re looking for a job, stay motivated and know the right one is out there for you!
[Optional: Include a photo of you at your new job.]
This template is merely a jumping off point. Feel free to get creative with your post and inject your personality into it, while remembering the goals you identified for your LinkedIn post. Then, it’s time to hit publish and see the congratulatory messages flood in.