This LinkedIn invite question comes from Dr. Judith in California. She writes, “Is your organization hiring or any connections for online faculty, research, medical writing, health promotion?”
When reaching out to people on LinkedIn, there’s a way to go about it. The first time you contact someone, give him or her a compliment. Ask for a favor and also to help them in return. Let’s make the assumption that the person you want to connect with is active on LinkedIn. Try using a message similar to this one below:
How are you? The article you posted the other day about one-liners that celebrities’ say was hilarious. Not sure if you know, but I’m in the process of job searching and I was wondering if you could give me some advice. I’m very interested in a medical research position in support of healthcare department at ABC Medical School. You’ve been working there for a while and I was wondering if we could chat to answer a few questions to provide some insight on how ABC Medical School hires and what they’re looking for. I really would appreciate your time and would be very happy to return the favor.”
*Note: Recruiters I’ve interviewed said that they consider job seekers résumés that have been referred first before unsolicited résumés from the Internet. So keep that in mind.
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