As you dial up your networking to connect with new people and reconnect with old colleagues, you will probably be asking for some warm introductions.
After all, the best jobs are often in the hidden job market. Some opportunities will only exist after you talk with the right people.
So, what are you going to say? How will you describe what it is that you are seeking in your next career move?
For example, if you wanted to ask me for an introduction to a hiring manager in my network, how would you write that email to me?
This isn’t the time to ramble or be unclear. You want your message to be tight and memorable.
One of the most effective ways to ask for an intro is to write your email or message so that it can be directly forwarded to the desired recipient, as is.
Do not make your connection do the hard work for you. They should not have to rewrite your message.
Craft it as if you are speaking directly to the final recipient. Assume that your message will be forwarded directly to that p…