12/29/10

When sending out networking emails I always have trouble coming up with subject lines. I've been using "John Doe - Interest in ABC" "Happy Holidays" "Nice to meet you!"

What creative/catchy subject lines have you found effective to capture the attention of busy employers that are still reasonably professional?

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12/29/10

Just put "Harvard Student" or whatever. That's what I do if you're from the alma mater.

I'm talking about liquid. Rich enough to have your own jet. Rich enough not to waste time. Fifty, a hundred million dollars, buddy. A player. Or nothing.

Financial Modeling

12/29/10

What about for people you've met at information sessions or if someone puts you in touch with their friend/colleague?

12/29/10

I usually go with "post session - point of inquiry" or something along those lines. Or if the contact is someone I have met multiple times, then just "point of inquiry/interest"

12/29/10

"_____ Student Looking to Connect"

12/29/10

"post session - point of inquiry" this sounds a little too formal

12/29/10

_________ student

______alum

"Greed, in all of its forms; greed for life, for money, for love, for knowledge has marked the upward surge of mankind. And greed, you mark my words, will not only save Teldar Paper, but that other malfunctioning corporation called the USA."

12/29/10

(college name) undergraduate student seeking career information

12/30/10

Wow looking at this I feel like the most uncreative person ever.

I just write "Thank You - from Insert Name"

I mean, I know it's supposed to be catchy, but i really can't think of anything...

I don't accept sacrifices and I don't make them. ... If ever the pleasure of one has to be bought by the pain of the other, there better be no trade at all. A trade by which one gains and the other loses is a fraud.

  • Lance Mccarty
  •  12/30/10

Just a few on the top of my mind.... 1. "{your name} wants to know if you are open to networking opportunities?"
2. "{your name} sent you a message via Linkedin" - even if you didn't send it from that social site 3. "Re: {friend name} recommended that I talk to you" 4. "{your name} added you to his network" 5. If you have something in common, it goes without saying to use that somewhere in the subject line...i.e. same college, same industry, same job, etc... You can do quick research online and figure out if there is anything that you can use.
Hope this helps!
LM

12/30/10

Why not just write 'Internship', i mean, they are looking for interns...I'm sure they won't delete it right away.

12/30/10

'Looking for cheap (but skilled) labor?'

Capitalist

12/30/10

Willing to work the shaft AND cradle the balls.

12/30/10

Just email subject `with something regarding internship. They're looking for interns and if you want to work with them, you're going to have to contact them regarding internships instead of beating around the bush.

12/30/10

thanks for the advice..

12/30/10

"Willing to work the shaft AND cradle the balls"

This

I eat success for breakfast...with skim milk

12/30/10

XXX Student/Internship Opportunities

XX

12/30/10

"Don't leave out this opportunity!"

I do always get excited when reading stuff like that, but mostly get informed about cheap drugs

Financial Modeling

12/30/10

[x]

12/30/10

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I bet that gets his attention...oh wait is this not for the SEC?

If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford

12/30/10

All your base are belong to us.

Who could resist?

12/30/10

"FW: Bank of America Merrill Lynch Interviews"

"If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars." - J. Paul Getty

12/30/10

I usually go with "Opportunities at BANK NAME"

12/30/10

If your name is John Doe and you go to Harvard Business School, use this:

"John Doe - Harvard Business School"

12/30/10

[School Name] Student Reaching Out Per John Doe.

"They are all former investment bankers that were laid off in the economic collapse that Nancy Pelosi caused. They have no marketable skills, but by God they work hard."

12/30/10

"Student Reaching Out"

12/30/10

Ideas on subject line if you are no longer a student?

How is my grammar? Drop me a note with any errors you see!

12/30/10

Personally, I use "Career [ or position title] Inquiry". I figure there is no point in beating around the bush, but do it in a nice way. Like to hear other peoples take on this as well though

Recent College Graduate

12/30/10

I don't message people I don't know on LinkedIn. That's incredibly weird.

In cold emails, I use "Potential Job Opportunity" or something like that as the headline. "Interested In Employment"

12/30/10

If this is concerning your resume, you don't need a subject line. Check mergers and inquisitions for a template and follow that.

"My name's Ralph Cox, and I'm from where ever's not gonna get me hit"

12/30/10
12/30/10

"My name's Ralph Cox, and I'm from where ever's not gonna get me hit"

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