Sunday, July 17, 2016

Tips for writing more effective networking letters

Networking letters differ from cover letters in that their purpose is to establish personal contacts that may eventually lead to a job versus cover letters whose aim is to characterize the author's credentials as the best suited for a specific  job opening.  Lots of electrons have already been spilled advising law students on writing effective cover letters but networking letters? Not so much. This recent column from The Vault's blog helps fill that gap with a list of top tips (click on the link below to read a further description of each):

  1. Respect your reader's time.
  2. Don't ask for an interview or a job.
  3. Sell your strengths.
  4. Consider the timing of your letter.
  5. Stick to it.

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