Types of Networking Letter Examples

Use these networking letter samples to boost your job search

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You might not think of a simple thank you letter as networking, but that single communication can pay dividends in future business dealings. Networking is about relationship building, and one way to build relationships is through written communication, whether by letters or email. Successful businesspeople use networking to develop an arsenal of business and personal connections that in turn helps them grow their businesses or gain new employment.

Networking is marketing, whether for yourself or your business.

We’ve gathered a list of networking letter examples you can use to develop your own business relationships. These samples include referral letters and referral cover letters, informational interview letters, letters of introduction, outreach letters for career networking, meeting request letters, and networking thank you letters.

Referrals and Introductions

These examples help you reach out to a potential employer through a referral or introduction by another party, such as a current employee or other mutual connection.

Referral Request

To use a referral from a colleague, you need to get one first. Here are examples of how you might request a referral from a colleague. 

Thank You for Giving Your Time

Even if the time spent networking with someone doesn’t result in a job, you should still share your thanks for that person’s time.

Thank You for Getting the Job

These examples help you share the happy news that you’ve secured a position and express your appreciation for the referral or job search assistance that helped you get there.

Job Search

Many people find positions they learned about through someone they know—or a friend or colleague of someone they know. These letters help you spread the word that you are seeking new employment. A key piece of advice here is to always sound grateful for any help a friend or colleague can provide.

Just for Students

It’s never too early to start networking. Polite and enthusiastic communications can earn dividends when you’re searching for a summer internship or full-time job.

    Informational Interviews

    A great way to learn about a new industry or particular organization is through an information interview. Here’s how to go about requesting one.

    Follow-Up

    After a major networking event, it’s always a good idea to follow up to solidify the new connections you’ve made.

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