Thank you so much for taking the time to present at the Resume Worded Annual Event and for speaking with me for a few minutes afterward. It was great to have the opportunity to hear more about Resume Worded and its internship program.
I am very excited about this internship opportunity and am grateful for your advice on how to highlight my background in engineering on my application. Would it be okay if I sent over my resume for you to have a look?
(NYU Class of 2019)
This is a simple template to use if you want to start a relationship with someone you met at an event sponsored by a specific company, for example. You can also use this as a template when requesting a connect on LinkedIn.
You can also reply to this message when you need to reach out in the future, either to mention you applied for the job or even for an informational interview.
Thank you so much for taking the time to present at the Polyhire Career Fair and for speaking with me for a few minutes during dinner.
It was great to have the opportunity to hear more about Polyhire and the recent diversity and inclusion initiatives that are being run!
If it's OK with you, would it be possible if we could stay in touch over LinkedIn?
It's always good to stay connected with people you meet at a networking event, whether that's a career fair or a recruitment event. This can be done either via LinkedIn or via emails (that you can reference later).
Here's an easy template you can use for a LinkedIn message that gets a very high response rate! You can be confident that your request will be accepted if you use messages as personalized as this one.
I hope you're doing great. We met at the ABC Conference last month, where we talked about your career at Polyhire. I'm currently at Resume Worded working as a business analyst.
I've been figuring out my next career move, and product management seems like a great fit for my experience. Polyhire's a dream company for me, and if it's okay with you, I'd love to ask you a few questions about your experience there and if you also think PM is the right fit for me.
If it's okay with you, would it be okay to set up a call when you have a spare 15 minutes? Alternatively, I'd be more than happy to send 1-2 questions by email if that makes things better.
This is an effective template to use to say thank you to someone you met at an event.
Reference the conversation you had with them and be upfront that you're looking for a job and are looking for help.
Give a low-friction easy way for the recipient to respond (i.e. offer to send just 1-2 questions by email) - this makes it effective to get responses.
Thank you for the checklist! I realized I was making so many mistakes on my resume that I've now fixed. I'm much more confident in my resume now.