Post # 1
As you may or may not know my partner moved out of the country. I am planning on moving too. But there are obvious visa things to sort out.
As it happens, my Dad also got a new job recently, in the same part of the world. And his regional office is ten minutes from SOs.
So my Dad mentioned my move (and SOs move) to Head of HR at his company. She offered to “give any help she could”. Very kind!
Anyway, now I’m going to email her. And I just don’t know how to start. I don’t know whether I should send an introductory email first and then I would imagine we would exchange a few emails. Or do I just write all my questions in one email, I think it’s more efficient to just send the one but perhaps a little rude and presumptuous?
My questions are mostly immigration related. I can only stay 30 days with a vacation visa. I can apply for 90 days, but I think I need a sponsor. Any longer than that I think I need a job. SO and I wont be getting married before the move, I don’t want to get married for visa reasons but I don’t deny it would be easier.
Being Head of HR in a company that hires from overseas 75% (guesstimate) of the time I hope she’ll be able to help. And she implied she would be able to.
I know it’s silly. But I don’t want to give the wrong impression.
Post # 3
I would just email and ask in the same email. Better than beating around the bush.
Post # 4
I would send an introduction email with a general outline of the problem first and ask if she’s willing to help. If she is, details can be discussed in following emails.
Post # 5
I would do some research online first, and then only ask her the questions for which you couldn’t find answers elsewhere. Most of this information can be found online.
I would then send her an email introducing myself and ask those questions in the same email.
Post # 6
I would send all the questions in the first email but start out with an introductory paragraph asking for her assistance.
Post # 7
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@msfahrenheit: I agree with this.. intro email asking if she would be willing to help, then discuss in following emails.
Post # 8
I’d send an introductory email and then ask her how she’d like you to proceed with your questions. That way, she can invite you to go ahead and email them to her, or maybe even set up a phone call. And then it definitely won’t be rude because you’re following her preferences. Good luck hun!
Post # 9
I took julies1949 advice and made sure I’d done some research so I could be more specific with my queries.
Thank you for all your advice. The poll was torn!