Ex-Bain & Company Case Team Leader * Placed 40+ MBB candidates as Partner in Europe's leading top-tier Consulting recruiting firm
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How do you write a great networking email (cold/warm)?

Jacob

I go to a semi-target for MBB consulting and to get an interview I want to network with as many people as possible.

My emails come across as very formulaic.

I have heard you want to give the employee a reason to speak with you.

Have any of you had success with networking emails?

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Peter
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replied on 12/29/2016
Ex-Bain & Company Case Team Leader * Placed 40+ MBB candidates as Partner in Europe's leading top-tier Consulting recruiting firm

This may be a controversial point of view, but unless you have a genuine reason to reach out to someone I wouldn't bother. It can be different in very small markets or for niche companies, but the larger consultancies have established recruiting processes which aren't improved by emails coming in at random times.

When I worked for one of the large firms I occasionally thought the "nice to meet you at x event, it's interesting that you did y" came across as cute, but more often the emails were unwelcome.

Hemant
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replied on 01/03/2017
Ex-Mckinsey, current strategy guy at Google.

Two rules: (1) Keep them short. (2) Keep them focused on how it can add value to the one receiving it.