I need to send an email to a contact I've made a year ago while traveling. I've met this person by popping up on the company and asking if "someone could talk to me."
I have interest in working for them and would like to drop a notice now (a month to my travel) to see if I could get to know more people there and specially if they manage to receive me in a more structured way so I get to talk a bit with some of the technical guys.
How should I approach this situation?
Adding more info:
Hello jmac thanks for the reply, I have not sent many messages for this person. The person is indeed located in another country, she is based in Switzerland while I'm in Brazil. How did I met this person... A year ago I've seen an announce in LinkedIn inviting people to do judo and work in Switzerland. As I've previously lived in Germany and know some German I thought of it as a good chance to change airs. So I decided to see which company offer jobs positions in that area. I came to know they have a Microeletronics Center in this location. I've tried many times to contact them by phone and email with no luck. So I decided to just show up and see if someone could talk to me.
Of course I was received and people where kind to me. But I could not do the next step which would be hired. So I set as a goal for the past year to improve my CV, I did courses learned new technologies made a paper publication in a decent conference. Hence I have "new things to show".
As pointed before the important things is to get the person on the right mindset and this is what I'm attempting to achieve. I proper dropped email before I arrive can avoid the rushes from my last arrival while given a much better impression of my compromise in get where I want to (i.e. get a job position)