Connector Email Template

Use this email template to reach out to “connectors” who can help you build your talent pool.


Hi [name],

I hope you’re doing well! I have a big favor to ask you…

[Name of your organization] is hiring a [role] to [one sentence on what the job is]. We’re looking for someone with [list out your top 3-5 must-haves, including brief descriptions of each. Include other relevant information or selling points, such as where the role is based, salary range, etc.]. The full details about the job are here: [link to job description].

In thinking about where I might find this person, you were one of the first people I thought of—it seems like given your [insert specific details about them, such as their work in XYZ, leadership in ABC community, etc.] you might just know the perfect person (or know the people who know the people who know the person, which at this stage is frankly just as important).

Would you be willing to jump on the phone with me for a quick call (10 minutes should do it) so I can tell you a bit more about who we’re looking for, and ask you to brainstorm ideas with me?

I’d love your help thinking of anyone we should be reaching out to!

Thanks so much!
[Your name]