Interviewing My Expert | Introduce Yourself
Now it’s time to introduce yourself to your expert. You won’t be judged by your expert - they’re here to help you - but it 100% an opportunity to practice introducing yourself effectively to others, so let’s pull together a great email that introduces you.
Craft an email to your expert. It should include the following:
What you’re doing now, what you hope to do - e.g. college studies, apprenticeship you’d like
What skills and knowledge you have developed that relate to the apprenticeship you’re seeking
What areas you’re looking to increase your knowledge and skills in
Key questions you’d like answered - these should relate to their work, the company or the career path they have followed
Dates that you can speak - be accommodating and remember, not everyone works on a Friday night!
Overall be keen, polite and thankful of the opportunity…this will pay off in the long run...oh, and don’t forget to mention that you’re going to send them a link to a google Hangouts that you will speak to them through.
Once you have your first draft ready, send it to your coach to get feedback prior to sending to your expert.