Sunday, February 25, 2007

Industry Conference followups, Part III

Meredith Binowitz is an industry consultant, running her own firm. Her background is in [Field 2] rather than engineering or computer science, like most of the field. I spoke with her about my research interests, and about her career path, getting from academia to where she is today.
Dear Meredith,
It was great to meet you, and get a chance to talk about so many things. Thanks again for your generosity with your time and energy. I found the event truly inspiring, and am eager to move ahead in this direction with my career. I expect your comments and suggestions will prove significant to me. Attached is a copy of my resume. I expect to be in [her area] in July. If I get the chance, and you have the time, I'd love to stop in on you and catch up. In any case, we'll be in touch.

I enjoyed meeting you and talking with you. I'm glad the conference has moved you forward. I look forward to hearing how things proceed - whether it is in person in July or by email. By the way, would you mind it if I sent your resume to an [Applied Research Field] recruiter that I know?

Uh... no brainer there; I replied that I'd be delighted.

1 comment:

Lilian said...

Wow, so much going on. I hope something will come of this.

Last week, a friend of ours who works at Glaxo "electronically hand delivered" my husband's resume for a recently opened post that calls for someone in his area. We'll see what happens. (to be honest, I think he may get a phone interview, but I think it's really hard to get an industry offer... at least for him).