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Example emails to use in your job search

Email can be a powerful tool during your job search. Knowing exactly what to write can be hard though. Here are some example emails you can use to help get started.

Letting friends you are looking for a new position.

Hi Friends,

I hope this email finds you well. As some of you may know, I recently decided to switch to FIELD\INDUSTRY.

As I dive into the job search across LOCATION, I’d love it if you could keep your eyes open for people I could connect with and/or positions that might be a fit for me. Below is a bit about my background and what I’m looking for, and you can view my full resume on LinkedIn (INSERT LINK). These are a few of my ideal scenarios, but if anything related comes to you please keep me in mind!

Take care,


Telling specific people you are looking for a new position


I hope all is well! I saw the photos of the conference you held last month on Facebook—it looked like a fantastic event.

I’m reaching out because I’m currently seeking a new position. As you know, I have been COMPANY for TIME, but I’m ready for a new challenge in FIELD world.

I know that you used to do work for COMPANY, which is on my short list of dream companies. Do you still have any contacts there, and if so, is there someone that might be willing to do an informational interview with me? Any introductions you could make would be greatly appreciated.

Kind regards,


Status of application

Good afternoon,

I recently applied for your POSITION, and I just wanted to reiterate my strong interest. I think it might be a great match, and I’d love to talk with you about it when you’re ready to begin scheduling interviews.

Best regards,


Thank you for interview

Dear NAME:

Thank you for taking the time to meet with me this past Tuesday. After speaking with you and learning more about the JOB position, I am even more enthusiastic about the possibility of working at COMPANY.I particularly enjoyed hearing about TOPIC. I believe my experience with AREA could help your TEAM reach its goals.

Please let me know if I can answer any more questions about my application.



Follow up after interview


It was wonderful to talk with you on DAY. You’d mentioned that you were hoping to be ready to move forward on the POSITION by DATE, so I wanted to check in with you. I’m very interested in the role, even more so after our last conversation, and would love to know what your timeline looks like moving forward.



Networking follow up


We met briefly at EVENT WHEN, during the WHAT. To refresh your memory, I am changing careers from being a CAREER to being a CAREER. You were kind enough to give me advice on companies that might appreciate my background.

Since we last spoke, I’ve decided it would be helpful to get EXPERIENCE. COMPANY is one of the companies I admire in the online world and I noticed that you have a first-degree connection to PERSON, a TITLE THERE. Would you consider making an introduction for me? My email is ADDRESS.

Thank you in advance for any assistance you might be able give.


Thanking a new contact


Just wanted to thank you again for meeting with me earlier. I’m definitely going to get in touch with PERSON like you recommended. I’ll keep you in the loop, and of course, please let me know if there’s anything I can do to repay the favor!

A career coach can help you with specific emails that can help in your job search.

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