For this activity, we are creating an “email” that might be used in expanding connections on LinkedIn or our target list created earlier this week. For the email template I am posting, I am assuming that I know the individual I am requesting assistance from, in order to further connect myself with potential opportunities. In the case of this email, the opportunity would be at Starbucks corporation, though other companies are also identified in the email as places of pursuit.
Subject Line: Free for coffee of video chat this week?
Good afternoon ____________,
I hope this email finds you well. I wanted to inform you of my upcoming graduation on on December 18th. I will be graduating from Full Sail University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Media Communications. I now have the knowledge and skills to effectively craft, interpret and deliver messages across multiple media channels, use a variety of new media technologies, and have a strong understanding of creative project management workflow. I have developed strong oral and written skills, audio and video editing techniques, and exceptional skill at synthesizing information into concise visual formats. I look forward to applying them in a professional setting.
I have been exploring opportunities with Starbucks, Getty Images, Cirque du Soleil, WeCommunications, Holland America Cruise Lines, and other businesses that use video or visual marketing to deliver messages. I noted that you are connected with _____________ the corporate recruiter at Starbucks. I would love an opportunity to connect with ______ in person, or on LinkedIn, to discuss Starbucks opportunities. Would you be willing to reach out on my behalf to meet or connect on LinkedIn? I’d greatly appreciate the assistance. My contact and portfolio information is in my signature, please forward as you deem appropriate.
If you do have time this week for coffee or a chat, I would enjoy that too.