Dear Experts, What's the best way to ask someone to introduce me to their contacts at a company I want to work for? Here is how our T.A.P. experts answered this question: @juliaerickson Q#154 Check LinkedIn 2 c if u have 2nd/3rd deg rels/get intro; ask network; flattering e-mail or letter 2 some1. @beneubanks Q#154 If your contacts are friendly, then it shouldn't be a problem to just ask for an intro. I have done it! @jtodonnell Q#154 I'm w/other experts! LinkedIn to find connections. Ask for personal introduction via your contact. @gradversity Q#154 Here's my hierarchy: 1. In Person 2. By Phone 3. By Email 4. Blindly via Social Nework. I stick to 1 & 2 if possible. @DebraWheatman Q#154 Request an informational interview to learn about the company. You then will have a new contact. @ValueIntoWords Q#154 Build relationship via LinkedIn/Twitter/etc.--add value 2 them b4 requesting introductions into their company. Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.
June 09, 2009