Networking Opening Messages

Hello mentors and mentees,

I am Roberto Garcia Soto, I am one of the mentees that is working currently in this program.
I would like to hear your opinions in regards a topic related to the Networking podcast.

I have been working on LinkedIn by sending inmails to start-ups CEO’s, lab staff and recruiters. My question is what would you consider to be a good message to open up the conversation in each of the cases?

Below you can find my templates:

1. Start up CEO

a) First paragraph: Greeting
b) Second paragraph: Personal experience that relate you to the start up
c) Third paragraph: Express your motivation to form part of the industry and your contributions
d) Fourth paragraph: Tell about your qualifications, invite them to connect, say good bye

2. Recruiter

a) First paragraph: Greeting
b) Second paragraph: Tell about your soft skills and qualifications
c) Third paragraph: Express your career expectations and what you could contribute to an organisation
d) Fourth paragraph: Invite them to connect and to stay in touch

3. Lab staff

a) First paragraph: Greeting
b) Second paragraph: Express interest on what they do
c) Third paragraph: Tell them a bit of what you can do
d) Fourth paragraph: Ask them advise on how to get inside to the industry and let the conversation flow

*** In case of no reply, I push two or three times. If there is no reply I prefer to stop so I don’t annoy that person and not damage that connection that can be useful in other time in my career.

Post your templates and give an opinion on mines.

Hope you all to be safe and to see you in the webinars or their recordings,

Kind regards,