Use this email template and sample to reach out to a potential “connector” (someone who knows a lot of people) who can help you scout for great talent and build your talent pool.
I’m reaching out because [insert why you value this person’s knowledge, relationships, work] and I thought you’d have ideas about candidates for the role I’m hiring.
The role is [role] at [organization]. This person will [insert description of the role]. We’re looking for someone with [list out your top 3-5 must-haves, including brief descriptions, where useful].
[Include other relevant information, such as where the role is based, salary range, important organizational context]. The full details about the job are here: [link to job description].
If anyone in your network strikes you as a good fit, please let me know (I may ask you for an email introduction). If talking is better for you, I’d love to give you a quick call.
I’m reaching out because I know you’re constantly interacting with a wide range of people, and I thought you might have ideas of candidates for a role I’m hiring!
The role is a receptionist for our school. This is the first person community members see and talk to. We’re looking for someone who will communicate with deep respect for our community all day, every day. While they don’t have to be from the neighborhood, I think we’re more likely to find that deep respect from within it. Other crucial skills are:
- Attention to deadlines
- Ability to be firm under pressure
- Highly organized
The salary range is $62-68k and includes a generous benefits package. Please know that we’re in the middle of a leadership transition, so a good match would be comfortable with ambiguity and change. The full details about the job are [here].
If anyone in your network strikes you as a good fit, please let me know (I may ask you for an email introduction). If talking helps get your brain going, I’m happy to give you a quick ring! LMK!
I so appreciate you, your relationships, and your commitment to this neighborhood!