You just aced your interview and landed a new job. Congratulations!
Now you’re probably ready to share the news with your friends and family. However, it’s best to wait until you’ve actually started your new position.
Once you’re ready, here’s how to make that exciting announcement:
How to announce your new job on social media
Social media is the best way to share news about your life and network with a wide audience.
Having said that, it’s vital that you navigate your social media announcement appropriately.
Here are the tips you need to nail your new job announcement on social media.
Make it brief
Your message should be concise, pointing out that you’re starting something new and how pleased you are to take on a fresh challenge. This is also a great time to thank everyone who’s helped you on your career journey.
Other important details to add to your message include:
- The day of departure from the current role
- A reflection on what you’ve learned at your current company
- Information about your new position
- When you’ll begin your new job
- What excites you most about the new role
- How people can keep in touch with you (share contacts, email details, etc.)
If the post is becoming too long-winded, you could add extra information by sharing a simple link or using a free QR code that leads to further information.
Maintain a positive tone
You don’t always leave a job for cheery reasons. You could be quitting due to problems at the workplace or conflict with your employer. Whatever the situation, keep your message positive.
Everything you write reflects who you are, not the person you’re referencing. For instance, if you indicate that you’re leaving because of a lousy colleague, there’s a chance that people will assume the problem is on your end, not your co-worker’s.
How to announce your new job on LinkedIn
LinkedIn is a top professional networking site, boasting over 700 million users worldwide. On top of visibility, sharing your new job announcement on the platform also connects you to others in your industry.
You can then leverage interactions you have with other LinkedIn users to gain new mentors, explore more opportunities or just learn a thing or two about your field.
Although LinkedIn is more formal compared to other social media platforms, announcing your new job on the site shouldn’t be daunting. The trick is to know what to say in your post, how to say it, and when to share the news. These three elements are covered in detail below.
When to announce your new job on LinkedIn
The best time to make your announcement is after you’ve spent at least an entire workday at your new job. Waiting a bit longer, say a week, before sharing the news is an even better idea because you’ll have more to tell regarding your new experience.
Another vital thing to note is that you should only make the update after you’ve fully parted ways with your previous employer and are already working in your new role.
It’s understandable if you feel the urge to make the announcement early in the process, but it’s better to wait until everything is official (you’ve tendered your resignation and signed the new contract), then share your post on LinkedIn.
How to write a LinkedIn post about a new job
A LinkedIn announcement about a new job should be more than just a post. The message should be compelling, highlighting all your previous accomplishments and expressing enthusiasm for your new assignment.
Below is a guide to help you craft an excellent LinkedIn post about your new job.
1. Highlight Your Success
Share your greatest achievements from your last role. Write down every milestone you think is worth mentioning, and summarize some of the major projects you’ve worked on. If you’ve learned any new skills, or overcome any challenges along the way, describe those as well.
Showcasing your accomplishments demonstrates your quality as a professional, which builds credibility among your connections. However, don’t overdo it to avoid coming off as arrogant.
2. Introduce Your New Opportunity
Make a smooth transition into introducing your new role. State the details about the position, the company you’re joining, and what this new career chapter means to you.
Mention the qualities you like about your new employer and what fascinates you more about the new venture. This will leave your audience even more curious and wanting to know more about your new job.
3. Express Excitement and Enthusiasm
Convey your genuine enthusiasm about your new job. Let your readers know how the opportunity matches your long-term goals and how you’ll use it to acquire new skills.
4. Highlight Future Targets and Goals
What are your objectives for the new role? Share each of them, explaining how they align with the company goals. Reveal your plan to make a difference in the industry thanks to your new job. Articulating your goals and demonstrating ambition helps you attract like-minded experts.
Instead of a simple job announcement, you could mention something that has happened in your industry and your thoughts on the subject. The goal here is to encourage people to engage with your post instead of simply congratulating you.
This is also great from a social media algorithm point of view since the more engagement you receive on a post, the more likely the platform will share future content with like-minded people.
5. Connect with the Readers
Ask questions to engage with your network. A good example is to ask for tips or advice you can apply in your job. Encouraging your connections to share insights is a great way to start meaningful conversations, leading to stronger relationships on LinkedIn.
6. Edit and Share Your Post
Proofread and edit before hitting “post” to correct any grammatical errors and ensure clarity. Adding a relevant image can make the post more appealing.
When you’re satisfied with your post, go ahead and hit publish, and keep track of any engagement and responses from your network.
How to announce a promotion on LinkedIn
Like a new job opportunity, promotion is also exciting at a personal and professional level. LinkedIn lets you announce your promotion when you move up at your new job.
Before exploring how you can announce your promotion, let’s first see why you need to add your new move to your LinkedIn profile:
- It can introduce you to more opportunities. Showing your promotion on LinkedIn can connect you to people looking to work with professionals like you. It’s a way of ensuring you don’t miss any chance of advancing in your career.
- It ensures your profile is updated. Adding details about your promotion to your LinkedIn helps keep your profile up-to-date.
Your colleagues also wouldn’t mind knowing about your promotion and helping you succeed in your new role – LinkedIn will let them know about it.
Announcing a new job on Facebook
Facebook is another way of sharing your happy moment. The platform lets you announce your new job by adding it as a life event on your profile.
With Facebook life events, you can quickly let people know about your new opportunity without creating a long post about it.
You’ve probably seen others share life events on Facebook, for example, starting a relationship. We’ll show you how to do the same with your new job.
Here’s how to announce your new job on Facebook as a life event.
1. Go to the life events section.
2. Select a suitable category, or you may choose to create your own.
3. Add all the information about your job, including the title and description. You may also upload a relevant image to the post.
If there are any future job changes, Facebook will let you edit the post about that life event.
In some cases, the company you are joining might also share your job announcement on their own page. This is what The Patel Firm, for example, does for each one of their new employees:
In this case, it would be a good idea to simply share their post and engage with the post in some way.
New job announcement examples
Having covered the details about how to write your new job announcement, below are two example posts to give you a feel for what it takes to write one.
I’m thrilled to announce that I will join Organization A on 28th June as the head of marketing. I will leave my position at Company B on 23rd June, after a 5-year spell with the team.
Let me express my gratitude for the time I spent working for Company B. Thank you very much for trusting in my abilities. The expertise I gained over the years will help me focus on my new marketing role.
I feel sad that I’m leaving some of the best colleagues I’ve worked with, but it’s comforting to know that the company we all worked hard to grow will be in great hands.
If anyone has a word of advice for me as I start this new career step, feel free to shoot me an email.
Today marks my second day working as a software developer at Company L. I’m already part of an incredible team, and we’re working towards launching a new product.
I can’t thank my former colleagues at Company K enough for our projects together. Everything I learned has been super helpful, and I look forward to applying all the skills I’ve mastered to create more user-friendly applications.
I’d appreciate any expert suggestions about how to keep growing as a developer. Thank you all once again!