What is a Network Letter and How It Can Help You To Build Connections (with samples!)

Building connections is an important part of creating a professional career in any field you may have. However, if you are new to the industry or just starting up, what can you do to build and expand your network?

The best way to start building your network is by writing a networking letter which you can send to connect with prospects who can help you in the industry. Prospects can be your family members, college professors, or any people in your social circle who are in the same industry as you.

Writing a networking letter to these contacts can help you find more opportunities to gain work, as well as let people know that you are looking for a job.

But like other cover letters, writing a networking letter is not easy. The letter should sound professional and do not outright say that you are looking for a job. It must show that you are interested in connecting with the recipient, learn more about the industry, and boost your network.

Here are some samples to help you write a networking letter:

Sample letter: When requesting a meeting

Dear Jane Doe,

I had the pleasure of meeting you years ago when you discussed the latest trend in digital marketing at GIIS Singapore’s marketing conference. During your talk, you told us to find our niche in the digital world because it will be the main industry in the future. You also discussed how you broke into the industry with your happy-go-lucky approach.

Since then, I became enthralled with digital marketing and followed your successes on how you transformed MediaOne. This year, the company has led a unique digital campaign to introduce the government’s movement for sustainable living.

Your advice to look for an internship in the industry was life-changing. After graduation, I was introduced to Impossible Marketing. I worked in every aspect of digital marketing for four years that I even got involved with some of the campaigns launched by the agency. Now, I wish to apply my education and experience to a marketing firm in Tampines.

During your talk, you told us that you are always ready to answer our inquiries if we needed a bit of advice, so I listed down your contact details. Depending on your availability, I hope that I can arrange a discussion with you through your secretary in the next few days. I look forward to meeting you again and receiving your advice.

Thank you so much for inspiring me to go into digital marketing and pushing me forward to this career.

John Smith

Sample letter: When thanking someone

Dear John Smith,

Thank you for giving me some of your time to discuss your professional profile in our meeting. I see you as one of my inspirations in the field, and I am very honoured that you took some time off to review my career plans and recommended options for me to try out.

I appreciate your offer to help me reach out to your list of connections to get a feel in the industry. I am sorting out the contacts you mailed to me, and I will send the networking letters as early as possible. I have also started reaching out to the professionals you recommended to improve my job hunt.

If you have other suggestions, please feel free to share it with me. I will also update you if there are some improvements in my career search.

Thank you very much again for your help, and I appreciate all the help you are giving me.

Best regards,
Jane Doe


If you are new in the industry, don’t underestimate the impact that connections could give in your career. With their help, you can gain a new perspective regarding the industry you are joining in and find more opportunities you may not have been able to see on your own. Take some time to look through your contacts because maybe one of them is your guide to a successful future career.

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22 Comments Add yours

  1. Such an important thing to do Kally. Connections and follow ups are everything!
    Great post!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much! Have a wonderful weekend.

      Liked by 2 people

      1. You’re so welcome Kally. Yes, I will and you do the same!!! ❤️

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Nonso says:

    A really nice post, I gotta admit

    However, if one’s to write a letter, presenting his skills with the intent of getting a job or connections in respect to his niche, how would it look like?

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Love Alone says:

    Reblogged this on Love and Love Alone.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Another GREAT one Kally,

    Once again God tells us what to do: (Matthew chapter 7 verse 7) “[7] Ask, and it shall be given you: seek, and you shall find: knock, and it shall be opened to you. [8] For every one that asketh, receiveth: and he that seeketh, findeth: and to him that knocketh, it shall be opened.”

    What this means is don’t just wait for opportunity to “knock”; GO-OUT and look for it.

    God Bless,

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Kally says:

      Awesome advice, Patrick. Thank you for sharing your precious wisdom with us.

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Great, helpful and informative post.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Kally says:

      You’re so kind.

      Liked by 1 person

  6. janetsm says:

    Great post, Kally.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much, Janet!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Lahoucine Elassry says:

    Connection is basic…
    Wonderful post

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Kally says:

      Thank you 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Lahoucine Elassry says:

    It’s my pleasure


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  10. LeadKlozer says:

    Very professional and formal letter template, Thank you for sharing this I might copy your idea if its okay haha On my end, I was thinking about short but direct to the point when it comes to business, but when it comes to building connections, your template is best

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Kally says:

      Yes, of course. Thank you so much!


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