In aspiration to seek job opportunities or potential leads from my community of network professionals, I plan to create tailored emails addressed to former colleagues within my specific industry profession. By using direct email messages to seek help from my network, I only increase my chances of finding new opportunities in my career field.
Below is an example of an email I intend to send out to a former colleague in the Defense and Space industry.
Subject line: Corey Seamster – Professional Support Request
Good day Sir/Ma’am,
It’s your former colleague Corey Seamster, the ISR specialist!
I hope this email reaches you in good health and wellness. As you may know, back in 2013 I decided to take a break from the ISR industry and go back to college full-time to further develop my professional skills in Digital Media Strategy in Orlando, FL. With graduation right around the corner in early June, I’m seeking your support to get closer to my son Weston and get my foot back in the door of the Intelligence community.
With your remarkable professional status and industry contacts, I’m confident that you can aid my job seeking endeavors. To be clear, I’m seeking opportunities in the San Diego, CA area in the following career fields:
- ISR Operations/Collection Management
- Intelligence Analysis
I’ve attached my resume and also outlined a brief description of my three previous positions below for your situational awareness.
- USMC – Attack the Network (AtN) ISR Instructor at Marine Corps Tactics and Operations Group (MCTOG)
- Mobius Industries USA, Inc.
- Project ACCRUE – Senior ISR Collection Manager at USCENTCOM & ISAF Joint Command supporting Regional Commands North, East, Central and Southern Afghanistan at all echelons of command
- L3 Communications
- Airborne Imagery ISR Collection Manager and RJITF ISR Instructor
- Booz Allen Hamilton
Thanks for your consideration in advance and I look forward to catching up and hearing about your recent successes.
You can contact me via email, by phone or on my LinkedIn account listed below.
Defense Consultant | Media Strategist