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Old 06-22-2012, 08:43 PM
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You may have seen my other threads, but this is a slightly different issue. VP of an organization followed up with me after the third interview that he was a part of to discuss a different position in his department. He said he really liked me and my skills, and was interested in me for that new job. However, he didn't want to do anything until the department I interviewed with made a decision either way.

Hiring manager of that job contacted me to offer me a 3-month contract, because they didn't think I have enough overall experience for the job I interviewed for, but that they really really liked me and thought I was a good fit for the org.

I'm happy they liked me, but a 3-month contract position doesn't really help me. I'm worried in 3 months I'll just be looking for another job. So, I want to follow up with the VP to open up that discussion again about the job in his department, if they havent filled it. I don't want to step on any toes, so I want to make it clear I'd be willing to wait the 3 months while I work there, learn more about both jobs, do both jobs and then transition into the other job.

Basically: Is this email diplomatic enough, while still getting the point across?

"Thank you very much for taking the time to talk to me regarding the [job in his dept]. I spoke to [hiring manager] yesterday, who graciously offered me a 3-month contract position with [org]. I am very excited about this opportunity, but was hoping we could continue the conversation regarding the [job in his dept], if it has not yet been filled. I believe I have valuable skills to bring to the position, and am still very interested. I believe I could also learn aspects of the position during my three months with [org] working in [database for original job]. Please let me know if there is any information that you need from me, and I look forward to hearing from you."
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Old 06-22-2012, 09:29 PM
Location: Raleigh, NC
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That's a well written email, but why not just call him? You might get your answer a lot faster. Either way I think it's appropriate to be aggressive, within reason. Good luck!
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