For Students Getting Info Interviews:
Your message to your target person:
Dear Mr. Picone
I am an MBA student at XXX University, interested in entering the XXX industry when I graduate in the Spring of 20xx.
Looking over your current and past positions within the XXX industry, I thought you would be an excellent person to ask questions about (Your target company
) and the industry in general.
Having worked at XXX as a research technician for X years, I am now looking to advance my career in a different direction, and work on the business end
within the pharmaceutical industry
I would very much like to set up a time to speak with you, either over the phone or in person. Please let me know if this is possible. I can be reached at [email protected]
Thank you for your time,
Your Message to the Person Introducing You:
I’m interested in setting up an information interview with Michael Picone
, one of your connections on LinkedIn.
I would like to ask him about both his experience at (Target Company
) and in the industry in general. I
would very much appreciate it if you would forward my message to Mr. Picone.
Thanks for your help,
For Professionals Getting Info Interviews:
Dear Mr. Picone
I obtained your name through the (name the common LinkedIn group or network
) on LinkedIn. I have been working at (name last position
) and I am in the process of making a career transition.
It would be helpful for me to ask you questions about your experiences as an (name role
) for (target company
I promise not to take more than 15 minutes of your time.
I am not expecting to discuss a particular employment position but I would appreciate being able to talk with you on an informational basis.
What is the best way to reach you this week?
I have Thursday at 9 and Friday at 2pm available. I thank you in advance.
For Professionals Connecting with a Hiring Manager:
I ran across your profile on LinkedIn because I’m looking for Marketing
opportunities at (target company
I’ve been following the fast growth of the company over the last 3 years and want to see if there may be a place for me to help out.
I know there may not be open opportunities at the moment, just so I’m not wasting your time or mine, I’d love a chance to speak with you about the company and see if I might, one day, be a fit.
I received an (name your degree
) from XXX University, and spent the last 3 years working in sales and marketing
for (name past company). I specialized in (your elevator pitch).
I promise not to take any more than 15-20 minutes of your time. Will you have some time this week for a chat? I have Thursday at 9 and Friday at 2pm available.
Looking forward to your reply,