If you have found an employee that you are interested in connecting with, the best thing to do is reach out and send them a message. The best messages will show your excitement in them for the role, provide a brief overview of what you are looking for, as well as show that you have read and understood the information outlined in their listing.

Be sure to start the message off with a greeting and introduce yourself just like you would if you were meeting them in person for the first time. Continue on by stating why you are looking for an employee and outline any requirements that you feel are necessary. Closeout the message by asking if they would be available for a quick call to discuss the position further; this shows initiative and can help get the ball rolling a lot faster.

Lastly, don’t be afraid to follow up. If this is a person you are really interested in and you haven’t heard back from them yet, a quick note can help to show your continued interest.