How to Announce Your New Job on LinkedIn

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December 1, 2023
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Changed jobs recently? You're probably so excited about your new role! You may even have a plan of succession: a two weeks' notice letter drafted, a shortlist of friends and family to tell, a wishlist of things you want to do before starting your next job. But there's also the external side: your LinkedIn profile and social media.

You want to update your LinkedIn profile to reflect your new job title and announce it to your network, but may be unsure about how to go about this in a safe way while also announcing your new job news tactfully. Let us help you!

How to announce a new job on social media

Hold back on announcing on any of your social media channels until plans are definitive. You shouldn't leave any indicators ahead of time that you are planning to leave your job or have found a new position. Let me let you on a little secret: people love to talk.

If news slips to the wrong person that you are switching positions or leaving a company, the word can get to your boss quickly. It only takes one person.

Instead, you should tell your boss first that you are planning on leaving the company and tell them what you learned from them. You want to stay on good terms so that in case you need them as a reference, they will be happy to talk about you in a positive light.

Now, for social media.

Job changes are a big deal, so you want your network to know! Our first tip is to change all your profiles at once and make sure everything is up to date.  A great way to check your LinkedIn profile is to download Teal’s Free Chrome Extension which includes an automated LinkedIn Profile Review.  Once you install the extension just go to your profile page and click on the Teal logo.  You’ll see a list of recommendations on how best to optimize your profile and can make updates before you announce your job change.

Teal’s Free LinkedIn Profile Review Chrome Extension.

This consistency is key to maintaining a low profile ahead of your announcement so as not to catch anyone off-guard. When you mention your new position on social media platforms such as Instagram and Facebook, know that many people are watching. Pay homage to your colleagues, managers, and friends in your previous role.

Thank them for helping to have shaped you into who you are today. By acknowledging their contributions to your professional and personal career, you are already setting a good note for leaving the company, especially in the public eye.

Your post, no matter which social media platform, should encapsulate a reflection of what you've learned from your recent position, what you loved about your role, and how you grew. Season the post with some personal reflection and anecdotes––it'll be insightful for both you and your audience.

At the end of your post, mention how excited you are for the upcoming chapter of your career. Especially if you've come out of job search rut or frustrating experience, it'll be hard to hold back your excitement.

The social media post will tell your followers what the next steps in your career are and how you are continuing on your path. Be proud of how far you've come!

How do you announce your promotion on LinkedIn?

To announce your promotion on LinkedIn, author a post that highlights what you've learned from your previous position and how grateful you are to be promoted. Thank your manager and coworkers for all the opportunities they've given you and mention how they've contributed to your growth within your position.

Next, you want to update your LinkedIn profile accordingly. When you add a new position under "Experience" and input your company's name, LinkedIn will automatically connect the position with your previous position at the company so that it indicates you progressed to a higher level.

This cohesive look is good for other professionals viewing your profile. It makes it easy to see that you were promoted and your profile page will stand out. These profile edits are important for job changes, as they keep your online image up to date and easily accessible to recruiters.

>> Read More: Step-by-step instructions to add a promotion on LinkedIn

When should I announce my new job on LinkedIn?

When writing a post for your LinkedIn profile about a new job, as we mentioned above, be sure you have all your bases covered about leaving your position. The announcement should be your last step.

We recommend that before posting your new position, you also post ahead about how you are leaving your current position. Reflect on your time in that role and thank those around you for what you've learned.

Then, once you've left the company, make a new post about the position you have just taken up and how excited you are for this next chapter in your career. When looking at your profile, recruiters and other professionals will see that you left and joined a new company, and featuring both posts will shed your personality in a positive light.

>> Read More: How long should I wait to update LinkedIn with my new job?

How do you write a new job announcement?

Many parallels exist between your LinkedIn post and the social media post advice mentioned above. The same rules apply: post on LinkedIn once you have discussed with your boss that you are changing positions so that you leave on good terms. First off, when authoring your post about your new job, attach the logo to accompany the text so that your new company is loud and clear.

In the text, discuss how excited you are for your new position and what you look forward to learning. Reflect on how far you've come and what you've learned so far. Looking towards the future, back on the past, and in the present moment are all equally important when authoring a job announcement post.

Also mention that you are excited to give back. LinkedIn is all about sharing and networking, so tell your network that you are eager to help job-seekers any way you can with their job search. Be sure to make any profile edits as well. Finally, be proud of yourself.

When you announce job changes on your profile, you are branding yourself as a professional and making your LinkedIn profile just that much better. We wish you the best in your new position!

Example of how to add a promotion on LinkedIn

I'm excited to announce that I will be taking on a new role as *name position* within the *name of team or branch of company*. During my time as a *previous position title*, I learned ____, ____, and ____. I'd like to thank ____, ____, and ____ for their ongoing support and for _____. I cannot wait to see where this new chapter of my career will take me, and to grow and learn within this role.

*Attach a picture of the company logo to your post*

Example of how to share that you are leaving your job

After ___ years/month, today marks my last day at *company name*. I would like to thank everyone at *company* that helped me flourish in my role and taught me more than I ever thought possible. It was an honor to work at a company that serves as an industry leader for ____ and truly allows their employees to grow. I am proud of what I have accomplished in this role. During my time at *company*, some of my accomplishments were ____, ____, and ____.

Its been a pleasure working with such great colleagues during my time at *company*. In particular, I'd like to thank ____, ____, and ____.

While I am sad to close the door on this chapter of my career, I couldn't be more excited for the next. I'm looking forward to furthering my skills and exploring new opportunities in *industry/field* and cannot wait to see what the future has in store for me.

*Attach a picture of the company logo to your post*

Example of how to announce a new job on LinkedIn

I'm excited to announce that I will be joining *company* this *month or season you will be joining* as a *position name*. I will be working with the *team/branch of company* and am excited to learn and grow in this role. With the *industry* ever-evolving, *company* serves as a leader for ____.

I'd like to thank ____, ____, and ____ for their support throughout the recruiting process and helping me land here. I couldn't be more excited to start this next chapter in my career. If you have any questions about the job search or would like to be connected with anyone in my network, let me know how I can help. I'd love to get give back!

*Attach a picture of the company logo to your post*

How to reach out to new colleagues?

When it comes to starting a new job relationships are key!  New relationships start with a first impression so we recommend reaching out to your new colleagues before your first day.  Teal’s Job Application Tracker can save you time and energy with email templates built straight into the platform to help you reach out to new coworkers and so much more!  Check out the Job Application Tracker in action and sign up for free.

Teal’s Free Job Application Tracker with email templates for starting a new job
Teal’s Free Job Application Tracker with email templates for starting a new job

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to word a LinkedIn post when announcing a new job?

When announcing a new job on LinkedIn, it's important to be professional yet personable. A good structure to follow is to express gratitude to your previous employer, share your excitement about the new opportunity, and briefly mention what the new position entails. For example, "I'm thrilled to announce that I'm starting a new position as [Job Title] at [Company Name]. I'm grateful for the experiences at [Previous Company] and looking forward to this new chapter!"

Should I tag my new employer in my LinkedIn job announcement post?

Yes, tagging your new employer in your LinkedIn announcement can be beneficial. It shows your enthusiasm for joining the team and also increases the visibility of your post. However, make sure it's appropriate and that you have a green light from your new employer, as some companies may have policies regarding social media announcements.

How soon after starting a new job should I update my LinkedIn profile and announce it?

It's generally advisable to update your LinkedIn profile with your new job information on your first day or within the first week of starting the new role. As for the announcement, it's best to wait until you've officially started and have gone through any necessary onboarding processes. This ensures that you're in a good position to answer any questions about your new role and have confirmed it's the right time to share the news publicly.

Dave Fano

Founder and CEO of Teal, Dave is a serial entrepreneur with 20+ years of experience building products & services to help people leverage technology and achieve more with less.

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