the new "email template"

I was scrolling through Instagram last night and found this video about how to send a coffee chat to a banker and I was shocked… when I used to recruit I’d say smth along the lines ‘im very interested, would love to learn about your group, your journey and any advice’ and received many replies even as a non-target but bro this email template seems to be the new norm you better take some notes… and don’t forget the m&a pitch attached🤣

 

being an npc is nice tbh. it makes life so much easier and straightforward and eliminates the possibility to do or say something wrong. 

 

I'm gonna nix this approach right here. I made this mistake myself, but attaching anything more than a resume for a first coffee chat is just not going to help getting someone on the phone. This so-called coffee chat tempate violates the number one rule: Keep It Simple, Stupid (K.I.S.S.) principle. You shouldn't include more than three sentences for an email since industry professionals are busy and impatient. 

If the banker agreed to a call, great, show off your mining coverage knowledge or ask about the deal, but doing that here is not going to help. And if someone comes back to me and says "But John Smith is doing this and he looks more prepared than I am". I respond by saying that networking is a bit of persistence and luck, you can send out many more requests keeping it to a simple email tailored to the individual by highlighting his position or bank than using this approach. 

All in all, this tik-tok email template will not work and may actively harm some candidates that think they need to create a full on pitch book for each bank or sector they want to work in. 

 

Maybe just try something like:

Title: Coffee on Me?

Then 2-3 sentences on you and them and asking for a chat. Dont even include a resume they’ll ask for it if they care but do put like a free Uber eats or Starbucks gift card as something you’ll give them after the chat to appreciate their time. They probably won’t care but people remember those little things.

 
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Dude sending an email to someone offering a gift card if they talk to you is incredibly unprofessional and just straight up weird. People in IB get paid at least 6 figures and you, a random student with $0 income, want to give them a gift card?

 

Maybe just try something like:

Title: Coffee on Me?

Then 2-3 sentences on you and them and asking for a chat. Dont even include a resume they’ll ask for it if they care but do put like a free Uber eats or Starbucks gift card as something you’ll give them after the chat to appreciate their time. They probably won’t care but people remember those little things.

delete your account - no way you're a VP anywhere 

 

I have always hated when people ask to “jump on a quick call” or “hop on a quick call”. People use the phrase all the time, I just hate it.

"yeah, thats right" High-Five
 

Between the ESL signals, the weird use of sir, and the canadian dollars this is clearly an international student. I can't imagine someone responding to that.

 

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