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Networking Letter

This letter is designed to generate information interview- not job interviews- which allow you to meet individuals who can give you specific information about your intended career. Your purposes in seeking information interviews may vary, but your reasons for wanting to meet with a contact person must be genuine and sincere. Information interviewing, or "networking" has been tainted in recent years by job seekers who misuse this approach, but it remains a viable way to conduct job market research, to refine career goals, and to uncover vacancy information on an organization or geographical region. Information interviewing isn't a magic short cut to employment; it requires solid preparation, sincerity, and much effort. The networking letter is the first step in the information process.

Normally, a resume is not attached to a networking letter, but it may be presented during the interview itself to help the interviewer address your questions.

Structure this letter as follows:

Paragraph one: Make a connection between you and the reader- e.g. alumnus/alumna of your school, mutual acquaintance, similar interest or background, etc.

Paragraph two: State your purpose without pressuring the reader. Explain your situation briefly.

Paragraph three: Request a meeting at a mutually convenient time, and indicate that you will call to make arrangements.

Closing...show appreciation for the readers' time and consideration.

Networking Letter Example

Taken from 2016 Job Choices magazine
Revised by Michelle B. Gjerde, Career Center

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Jul 18

8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

ACT testing has been cancelled at CSU-Pueblo for July 2020. Please contact ACT to reschedule....

Jul 18

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APC has adopted a section of highway to partake in some community service. We now are in charge of Highway 50C, mile posts 2-4....

Nov 04

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

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