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A letter that is written to obtain information and advice from someone that you (most likely) do not know. This letter is often written to alumni and/or contacts that you are referred to during a search. The goal is to obtain specific information about a career field, position, company, industry, or general information. Further information on networking (how to, available contacts, and resources) is available in the Career Center. Specific samples are listed with this packet. 

  • Networking letters often lead to other referrals; it is those secondary referrals that lead to “job outcomes”
  • Alumni and employer contacts are available through the LinkedIn mentoring and alumni groups
  • Samples