Hello, a good friend has put me in touch with their old boss/friend who is very high up in an MBB in one of the main offices, but not in my country (the head of one of the departments, but not a partner/consultant). The person told my friend I am welcome to email them and we can converse there or possibly later by phone.
I am very good at in-person networking but still feel awkward and unsure of what to write in my initial contact with people. I’ve searched for previous threads but as this person is not a partner I’m unsure of how to proceed. I’ve just graduated with an MA and have prior work experience, and while consulting is my goal, he is an excellent contact due to his work experience with firms in different fields.
I guess I just struggle with getting a flow going in the first contact. Thank you for your help.