Sincerely Flatter Your Recipient
Stroking your contact’s ego certainly can’t hurt your cause, but don’t butter someone up just to get what you want. If you are acquainted with your recipient, talk about a trait, achievement or outlook you honestly admire. This characteristic should be in line with your career goals and display the suitability of your request to connect.
Even if your email recipient is relatively unknown to you, provide a motive for your admiration. Talking to a mutual acquaintance or performing a little research on your contact’s career history will not only provide material for your email, but it can also confirm that you are reaching out to someone with the chops to help you.
The Networking Email to Acquaintance template is designed for contacts with whom you are at least somewhat acquainted. Along with an introduction that helps spur the recipient’s memory, it also includes an example paragraph showing why the sender admires and hopes for assistance from the recipient.
Customize the Word template by replacing sample text with your own. Once you are done, press Ctrl+A to select all of the text and then press Ctrl+C to copy it. Open your email program, create a new email message and paste the text from the template into the body of the email.
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