I don’t pretend to know everything about recruiting email templates or outreach to niche candidates. But I know this. Cliches and corporate-speak won’t do it – for them or anyone else. I can recite half of these recruiting email templates from memory.
“I came across your resume, and I’m highly interested in your skills and background. Would you be interested in a 15-minute conversation to discuss this role in more detail? I can tell you why my client is so special, and this is the job for you.”
I have some questions.
- Did you come across my resume in a bar? In a forest? My background isn’t a meadow – it’s my career You didn’t come across anything, so get to it.
- Highly interested in my background, huh? Why didn’t you mention one detail that would prove you even looked at it?
- These calls never take 15 minutes.
- I know “special client” is code for something bad.
I have an entire series of faces I make when I read this junk.
I have a lot of thoughts on how you get it right. Hell, I have a book on writing better emails. But here’s the TL;DR version and my favorite email template.