If you are a CG Council member, or a Never Search Alone community member, and you would like an introduction to someone in my network, then here’s how to proceed.
1. Reach out and ask my permission
Ask me my permission to make the introduction to Person X (include a link to their linkedin url).
**Very, very important**: Include a potential email written in my voice asking the the person for their permission to talk to you (see below for an example).
2. If I’m willing to reach out, then I’ll send a version of your email text written in my voice
— Example of an email to me asking permission —
Subject: Introduce mto to Person X?
I’m a [CG Council/NSA] community member and I’m reaching out to ask if you would be willing to connect me to Person X [linkedin url].
If yes, I’ve written an email in your voice below that you can edit/change, etc and then send to Person X.
If no, that’s fine – just let me know either way.
Potential Email to Person X from Phyl
To: Person X
Subject: Introduce you to [Yourname]?
Hope you are well. I’m writing with a request.
Would you be open to talking to [yourname – linkedin url]?
As you may know, I now run a global volunteer-led community of tech job seekers and we have already helped 3,000+ find a good job in this techcession.
This person I’m asking about is a [put descriptive info here but keep it short – i.e., 15 year product leader; 5 year marketer…with brandnames, etc]
It’s fine if you are too busy.
Let me know either way.