Below is an email I recently received from a recruiter via LinkedIn. (I’ve blotted out the name of their client to protect the innocent.)
We all receive plenty of poorly written networking emails like this one where:
- there is no personal connection (The person who wrote the email above actually shared a mutual LinkedIn connection with me, but didn’t attempt to leverage that connection.)
- there is no strong reason for me to assist (What’s in it for me?)
- there are spelling and/or grammar errors (comes off as careless and unprofessional)
Because I’m weird (OK, obsessive) when it comes to networking etiquette, this kind of thing bothers me. So, a couple of months ago, I decided that I wanted to help people write better networking emails. I dug through my Inbox and tracked down some successful emails from my most recent job hunt – job hunting emails that helped me get meetings with or secure introductions from hard-to-reach startup execs (whose companies were hiring!) and VC’s.
I’m pleased to announce that I’ve taken these emails – emails that worked – and compiled them into a free eBook.
This eBook is filled with 15 job hunt email templates and breaks down the best practices that were used in each email so that you can use those best practices to write your own killer job hunting emails.
Click here to get a free copy of 15 Emails That Worked emailed to you immediately.