Make sure you revise this template to fit your situation.
Dear (Name of Person)
I am currently Consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton and I am considering a career transition into starting my own business as a Career Coach. I found your website online and I was very impressed with your experience and background. Congrats on your success!
I wanted to contact you to conduct an informational interview. My passion and desire is to become Career Coach and your background and experience will be invaluable to me as I pursue starting my own business. At your convenience, I would like to schedule a 15- minute informational meeting with you in person or over the phone. The purpose of the meeting is to gather additional information that will better assist me with my career decisions. Thank you for considering my request.
(Your Name and contact information)
Sample Informational Interview template #3
Sample email template for someone you haven’t spoken to in awhile:
Hi Friend! It’s been forever since we chatted so I wanted to reach out and see how you are doing. Would love to catch up on the phone or have coffee sometime over the next month if you are available. Looking forward to catching up! I would also recommend adding something specific to the person such as “How is your job at Qualcomm going these days?” or “How is your dog doing?” This will just make it a little more personal and they will be much more likely to hit reply.