Thursday, November 21, 2013

Cover Letters and LinkedIn InMail First Impressions




Great communication just has a way of standing out.  This was a LinkedIn InMail from someone who is essentially a Chief Information Security Officer addressed to me.  As an InMail or as a cover letter in the body of an email with an attached resume, this message is well-written and appreciated.



Security Executive Opportunities?
XXXX X. XXXX, Head of Security at XXXXXX
123-456-7890
November 17, 2013 2:29 PM

Hi Jeff,

You come highly recommended as an Information Security executive recruiter, so I hope you don't mind the unsolicited contact.

I'm looking for opportunities outside of my current firm, and I wanted to see if you had any searches in New York for which I might be a good fit. I'm the regional Head of Security for Xxxxxxxx a Global multinational bank. I have an MBA from XXXXXXXX, and am CISSP, CISM, and CRISC certified.

My LinkedIn profile provides a thorough and current overview of my resume, but let me know if you'd like for me to send over a .doc or .pdf version.

I hope we may have good things to discuss. Looking forward to speaking with you!

Kind regards,
XXXXXX



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