Noob question: What exactly to say to alumni/recruiters while reaching out to them on LinkedIn or elsewhere?
This might be a very noob question, but I'm new to this.
So, if I reach out to an alumni/recruiter or someone in the industry, what exactly do I talk about?
Should I talk about my backgrounds, skills, and interests or ask them about their job?
Or, should I ask them directly about openings in their firm, and ask their help to secure an internship? What approach works best?
Background: - Experienced Software dev, currently in grad school looking to get an S&T internship for summer 2020