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by Vault Careers | May 11, 2015


Networking through email is a useful and effective way to reach out to busy professionals without being intrusive. However, as they are, in fact, busy professionals, it is important to craft a concise, specific subject line that will prevent the recipient from immediately trashing the email. Subject lines that identify who you are and what you are seeking are most likely to elicit a response. Below find a variety of email subject lines that can be customized to fit your needs.



  • Tom Jacobson Suggested I Contact You About X Project
  • Referred by Samantha Brown
  • University of Maryland Alumna Seeking Advice
  • Janet from NALP Conference Following Up
  • Georgetown Law Alumni Seeking Informational Interview
  • Paul from Starbucks Seeking Meeting
  • Accounting Professional Seeking Referral
  • Experienced Legal Professional Seeking New Opportunity
  • Inquiry About Consulting Program – Your Name

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