How do I send my private messages to somebody here?

I can't figure out how...
You can only PM a member of the forums who has been elevated (such as mods, admins, and trusted users)
Click on a post from them, and find the PM icon..
Teachers: We supply a list of EFL job vacancies
Does that mean that until I receive a message from somebody, I cannot send my own?
 hitchhiker's reply was promoted to an answer.
I understand.

Thank you!
Students: Are you brave enough to let our tutors analyse your pronunciation?
Dear HitchHiker,

But when does one become a trusted member?

Am I a trusted member? If not why?