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Offline ReBirth
« Posted 2012-10-17 16:55:54 »

When someone seriously gave you a card name and said "please contact me", What I have to do? send email, call? And what to say?

(This is serious question, save the joke later Wink)

Offline Xemdo

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« Reply #1 - Posted 2012-10-17 16:59:51 »

You... Contact them?
Offline Riven
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« Reply #2 - Posted 2012-10-17 17:00:00 »

Depends on what you want from that person. persecutioncomplex

As there was an explicit request to contact, my bet is that you should contact him in the way you prefer, or deem most likely to have the effect you're looking for, whatever that may be.

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Offline ReBirth
« Reply #3 - Posted 2012-10-17 17:20:34 »

Well if you ask me I want their job Grin

So the situation is you won a compo. Then someone came to you and do that. I want to email them but dunno what to say inside it, or just about how to start a conversation.

Offline Danny02
« Reply #4 - Posted 2012-10-17 17:30:00 »

just remember them where you met and who you are and then go straight to the part where you ask for a job^^
Offline Cero
« Reply #5 - Posted 2012-10-17 18:42:58 »

Just be professional and write a nice email

Offline ReBirth
« Reply #6 - Posted 2012-10-18 01:48:08 »

@danny02: That would be. But asking job straightly is kinda "rude" I think. I don't know what they think about me or what they want  persecutioncomplex Grin

Just be professional and write a nice email
Do you have some example or your template, gentle man? Shocked

Offline Cero
« Reply #7 - Posted 2012-10-18 02:05:07 »

Just be professional and write a nice email
Do you have some example or your template, gentle man? Shocked

Nah since english isn't my native language.
Also really depends on your relationship... if its just someone, you may use a template somehow, but if you have met already, I dunno - it would be kinda impersonal.

Offline ReBirth
« Reply #8 - Posted 2012-10-18 02:39:34 »

I'm not native english speaker too. Maybe I should play safe and give lots of courtesy until they say something :/

Offline DrHalfway
« Reply #9 - Posted 2012-10-18 02:43:13 »

"Give me money and i'll do shit for you"

is basically what you want to say  Grin

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Offline ReBirth
« Reply #10 - Posted 2012-10-18 02:45:56 »

"Give me money and i'll do shit for you"

is basically what you want to say  Grin
Manner makes it harder to say Grin

Offline DrHalfway
« Reply #11 - Posted 2012-10-18 02:57:37 »

If you want the job but don't want to ask for it, maybe drop a small "hint" that you're interested in the position. If they want to give you a job they will pick up the hint and give you an offer, in which case its uphill from there for you.

Good Luck  Grin

Offline Cero
« Reply #12 - Posted 2012-10-18 03:37:40 »

Ideally they want you, and they want to pay you to do something.
So promote yourself, tell them what your skills are and projects and stuff

Offline sproingie
« Reply #13 - Posted 2012-10-18 03:54:03 »

The tech market is doing well, and is expanding, and recruiters are trying to get a jump on it.  I'm getting a ping a week from recruiters now after having done basically nothing on my linkedin profile except add Scala to it.
Offline ReBirth
« Reply #14 - Posted 2012-10-18 14:03:11 »

I see, so I guess I'll send an email to say "hi".

However, last trivial questions but I want to know:
1. What should I say on subject? Grin
2. Should I straight to brag about myself, or just say something like "I have read your company site and very impressed to your works"Huh
3. Good time to email it. I think it's saturday or sunday since it wont bother to their email works. Maybe they'll read it on calm weekend evening drinking tea and have good mood.

I hope this thread can help youngster which share same problem too Smiley

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« Reply #15 - Posted 2012-10-18 14:40:48 »

I think maybe you should take a deep breath and calm your self down before writing, it seems like you're nervous. try a redbull... wait Greentea, redbull is bad.

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« Reply #16 - Posted 2012-10-18 14:43:03 »

I think maybe you should take a deep breath and calm your self down before writing, it seems like you're nervous. try a redbull... wait Greentea, redbull is bad.

Looks like that stratos jump paied off, a dark seed of redbull is sprouting in your mind  Grin
Offline ReBirth
« Reply #17 - Posted 2012-10-18 14:46:25 »

I think maybe you should take a deep breath and calm your self down before writing, it seems like you're nervous. try a redbull...
You want me to pour all internet bad words to my email while I'm on rage? Smiley

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« Reply #18 - Posted 2012-10-18 15:04:58 »

I've always preferred redbull for quality although on those long night, get me a mother, plus the strato jump was great but I think he should of held onto his freefall for longer and broken two world records, longest freefall and highest freefall. -hijacked

I wouldn't sabotage you like that  persecutioncomplex

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Offline Varkas
« Reply #19 - Posted 2012-10-18 16:29:42 »

Usually it seems better to talk if it's about job negotiations (-> call) but an email is easier if there is a language barrier, since you can research proper letter styles for the language. Also an email allows you to attach a CV, or example work (code, graphics, ...) to show your skill levels.

I thinkt he usual order is to call, do some tak, find out what sort of information they want from you, and then email or send the documents.

However, last trivial questions but I want to know:
1. What should I say on subject? Grin
2. Should I straight to brag about myself, or just say something like "I have read your company site and very impressed to your works"Huh
3. Good time to email it. I think it's saturday or sunday since it wont bother to their email works. Maybe they'll read it on calm weekend evening drinking tea and have good mood.

Unless you know the people from the company well already, I'd say try, some more formal style. I am not used writing English letters, but I'd think of something like this:

Subject: In response to your contact request

Dear Mr. ABC,

we briefly met at (fill occasion) and you gave me your card, with the request to contact you, since you have a job offer for me. I'm very happy about this offer and quite interested in the job.

You saw my contest winning game already, please let me know if you want me to send a formal application letter, and which additional documents you want me to include.

I'm looking forward to your response, and the chance to work in your/the company.

Sincerely Yours,
ReBirth


Well, maybe not quite ... maybe the native English speakers here can help? I'd defintiely try to keep it short as a first contact, the business people all are pressed for time and do not want to read novels.

Unless you know about their working style, you can't guess a good time I assume. Most business persons whom I know get dozens or more emails a day, and the best you can hope for, is that yours is not arriving right in between very annoying other emails.

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« Reply #20 - Posted 2012-10-18 17:42:58 »

Subject: In response to your contact request

Dear Mr. ABC,

we briefly met at (fill occasion) and you gave me your card, with the request to contact you, since you have a job offer for me. I'm very happy about this offer and quite interested in the job.

You saw my contest winning game already, please let me know if you want me to send a formal application letter, and which additional documents you want me to include.

I'm looking forward to your response, and the chance to work in your/the company.

Sincerely Yours,
ReBirth

I think it's better like that.
Well, maybe not quite ...
hehe Grin

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Offline ReBirth
« Reply #21 - Posted 2012-10-19 04:39:11 »

Thanks for all replies. Guess I'll start by clearing my mess CV Grin

If anyone has good email template, fill me please.

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« Reply #22 - Posted 2012-10-19 04:39:34 »

NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKER HERE TO SAVE TEH DAY Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool

(Slightly modified version of Varkas's)

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Dear Mr. ABC,

We briefly met at (fill occasion) and I believe you saw my game in the contest already; you gave me your card, with the request to contact you. If there is a job opening available, or anything like that, I'm very interested in the chance to work with you and your company.

Looking forward to your response.

Sincerely Yours,
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Offline ReBirth
« Reply #23 - Posted 2012-10-19 04:42:15 »

Hey Jimmt, you know my real nickname Smiley Actually he never said offering a job, just simply "please contact me later". Job is what I want from them Grin

And it's already one week since our meet. I wonder if it's okay. I have plan to send it sunday, greater chance to be read (I think, I dunno).

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« Reply #24 - Posted 2012-10-19 19:20:30 »

Best is just after lunch, on a workday, obviously, as you're usually in a good mood after a bite.

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« Reply #25 - Posted 2012-10-19 19:22:12 »

Best is just after lunch, on a workday, obviously, as you're usually in a good mood after a bite.

What if it tasted horrible? You have to consider such things...
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« Reply #26 - Posted 2012-10-19 19:33:13 »

What if it tasted horrible? You have to consider such things...
i said 'usually'

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Offline ReBirth
« Reply #27 - Posted 2012-10-20 03:53:50 »

Hmm after lunch... I'll just use above mail example but rather saying "I want detail of the job" which is not what they said, I'll throw some greetings.

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« Reply #28 - Posted 2012-10-30 06:50:39 »


Subject: In response to your contact request

Dear Mr. ABC,

we briefly met at (fill occasion) and you gave me your card, with the request to contact you, since you have a job offer for me. I'm very happy about this offer and quite interested in the job.

You saw my contest winning game already, please let me know if you want me to send a formal application letter, and which additional documents you want me to include.

I'm looking forward to your response, and the chance to work in your/the company.

Sincerely Yours,
ReBirth

Maybe without the

I'm looking forward to your response, and the chance to work in your/the company.

I still think its good.
EDIT: I am a native English speaker  Cool

Smiley
Offline ReBirth
« Reply #29 - Posted 2012-10-30 07:54:19 »

Thanks Smiley I have sent the mail one week ago. Don't ask the continuity.

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