Networking – LinkedIn Outreach Process

What does the networking outreach process look like?

Let me illustrate how LinkedIn outreach works below. Reaching out via email is very similar in terms of the process, and is a great tool for identifying a professional’s work email when you have the full name (see the screenshot below).

Let us say that you came across John Smith, an Investment Banking Associate – Mining at TD Securities on LinkedIn and you want to connect with him.

First, you want to review his LinkedIn profile carefully and make a mental note of anything interesting or unique. For example, he majored in History at the University of Toronto and he used to work at TD as a Teller.

Then, you customize your invitation w