👉🏼Breaking into a new industry or role can be tough, especially if you are trying to build your network at the same time. The below templates have proven to be successful ways to reach out, and connect with strangers, recruiters, and friend of friends to land coffee chats, interviews, jobs. Note: Before diving, be sure to review the Strategic Networking Template and instructional video on how-to-build a specific list of individuals to reach out. That resource will help you identify who to reach out to and the below guide will identify how to reach out to them.
We spoke to recruiters to get their advice on the best way to stand out! Below are some templates to reach out, develop, and maintain relationships with recruiters. Choose the one(s) that apply to you:
Cold Email Reach out - COVID Layoff Impact
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We spoke to hundreds of professionals on the optimal way to create and facilitate intros to people within their network. Our advice is to tackle the below in order since some of the templates build on one another.
"Please intro me" email with a short blurb
"Please intro me" email with a more self-serving blurb
🙌🏽 The heroes and key influencers you look up to are a lot more accessible than you think. What's the risk in sending them a note? Zero 🙅🏽♀️ There's only upside to let them know you admire them and see if they have 15 minutes to spare.
Cold Email Reach out - 15 mins with a role model