Email etiquette is tricky enough- how do you email somebody that could get you a job, or guide you to breaking into an industry? We here at TransparentCareer have free tips and sample letters to help you out, and help you get that job.
Follow up emails are a great way keep a new connection you’ve just made. You may write a follow up letter to connect with someone after:
Take a look at a few sample follow up emails below for specific events.
Following Up a Career Fair
Hi (Their Name),
I wanted to thank you for taking the time to speak with me today at (event/university). The (type of work) industry has interested me for a while and it was a pleasure to learn more about (the company) and how it operates. I found (their position in company) to be quite interesting, and enjoyed hearing about how you (project they talked about).
In particular we spoke about internships within (company’s) financial advising department for this upcoming summer. I think I would be a strong fit for one of these positions due to my past experiences working in financial advising. I would love to know what you think the best next step is.
Thanks again for your time, and (if you two shared personal anecdotes or hobbies, this is a great place to connect with them again. Otherwise “thank you for your time” is fine).
Follow Up After Interview
Hi (Their Name)
Thank you for meeting with me today. Hearing about (company’s) work in (field) was interesting and I loved hearing about your ideas for the position.
I’m very excited about this opportunity to work on your vision, and I think my past experiences in (relevant experience, good place to add something if you forgot to mention it in interview) would make a great fit.
Thank you again for your time, and I look forward to speaking with you further.
Connecting After a Networking Event
Hi (Their name),
It was great meeting you at (the networking event) the other day. (Mention something that connected you two during your conversation to remind them of who you are) If you cannot think of anything, refer them to a pertinent article you think they would like.
Schedule a follow up conversation. If they mentioned a position you might want, ask to further discuss it at their convenience. If they are a potential mentor, ask for coffee to talk more about their career path.
It was great to meet you (on day of event) and I look forward to speaking with you again.
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