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How to Ask Someone to Help You Find a Job - Email Template

Updated: Dec 6, 2022

I'll talk about how to get people in your network to bring you excellent career opportunities. It's important in the job search to activate your network and know how to ask someone to forward your resume. You may not know how to ask for a job in an email, how to ask a friend for a job referral, or how to ask someone to keep you in mind for a job. I’ll give you the email template that works wonders, as well as I'll show you a real-life example of what NOT to do, and show you all the edits I would make.

This is how to tap your current network for job opportunities. 🍊Step 1: Get specific about the opportunity you want Too broad: 🚫 I want a creative, collaborative role working with people at a company doing meaningful work. 🚫 I want something in sales, marketing, or customer support in an innovative industry. Just right: ✅ I want to lead partnerships at an environmental nonprofit in Austin. 🍊Step 2: Create a list of professionals you have a good relationship with. 🍊Step 3: Write a semi-customized email for each person. Here's an example: Hi Alex, Hope you’re doing well since I last saw you at the conference in Nashville, I think I’ll be back in November, we’ve got to meet up! I’m writing to you because I am starting to look for new opportunities, and I’m interested in QA Tester roles at video game companies in Los Angeles. Do you know anyone in that space who you could connect me with?

1️⃣ Custom first-line - people don't respond if they think it's a mass email 2️⃣ Specific opportunity - this will trigger their memory 3️⃣ The ask - Each intro gets you closer Here is my E-book to give you every email template you need in the job search to move at light-speed and NOT second guess yourself. Get it here! How do you tap your network?

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Follow Up Email Templates - Use these to craft the perfect follow up email after your interview to hear back & land the next interview. Get them HERE.

Feeling like you need to soul search a bit more before your job search? Get more specific about your career objectives by watching 4 Steps to Find the Right Career. Watch it here.

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