Post # 1
I got an email from a guy from linked in regarding a future opening. It reads:
‘I will eventually be hiring a marketing programs manager and I am currently looking to network to uncover someone who might be interested. It appears you have some marketing experience. Would you be interested in exploring a career change? Again, this position may not be open for another 2 or 3 months. I am just investigating options.’
How should I respond? I’m really interested in hearing more about it but don’t want to sound desperate.
So far I have: “Thank you for reaching out to me regarding this opportunity. I am very interested in hearing more about this future opening and how I may fit it. I do have marketing experience along with many other qualifications which would benefit ‘company’.” I don’t know how to finish it. I don’t have my resume on my phone either, however, he did see my Linked In which is pretty identical.
Post # 5
Do you know this guy, and did you investiage him and/or his company at all? This seems out of the blue, but there may be some backstory we don’t know.
Post # 6
I would first find out who the guy is.
Is he a hiring manager? Could he know someone at your company? If you have marketing experience, I don’t know how it is a career change, per se. But hey…lol
Just in case, I would write something like:
“Thank you for contacting me in regards to your future opportunity. I would be happy to make myself available to discuss this with you over the telephone as I have connections in the marketing industry and would be interested to hear about your company, to learn if we may be a good fit for one another.
What is the best number to reach you at?
You do NOT want to come off too eager to make a jump-if they hire you…they may have it in the back of their mind. I am a headhunter so we message people on Linkedin all the time…
NOT many employers have time to jump on linkedin to look for candidates plus do their job, so thats why I would keep my back up a bit first, until you find out who this guy is.
Post # 7
@Gemstone: I don’t know him. He has a thorough profile and the company he works for does exist and is in my area.
@fivemonthsnotice: He’s the Director of Marketing for the company. I can’t see his connections so I’m not sure if he is connected to a coworker. I do not have any links to coworkers since none of them use it. It would be a career change because my current position is completely unrelated to the field. I was struggling to find any marketing position I qualified for and paid more than minimum wage after graduation in 2008 so I took something else. Gotta make money ya know?
Thanks for the advice on a reply! This is the first time I’ve received one.
Post # 8
@fivemonthsnotice: Should I reply to his LinkedIn or personal email that shows in the message? Its not in the body but in the area where information on the sender is shown.
Post # 9
@jpalm13: Personally, I’d stick to LinkedIn until he suggests another method of communication.
It can’t hurt to check out, but definitely go into it with some defenses up!
Post # 10
@Gemstone: Thanks! Hopefully its legit!