Despite the gray area of a cold email's effectiveness, it's still one of the most helpful ways to get the job you want. Like most job advice, the key to the cold email is to own it like you've been doing it your whole life.
That is, you need confidence in your tone, even if you've failed before. Check out these seven tips to find out how you can write the most effective cold email possible.
Have you ever described yourself on your resume or in your cover letter as a “hard worker” with a “positive attitude” who is able to “learn quickly?” Let me guess—did your job application seem to disappear into the HR black hole? I can’t say I’m surprised.
In other words, don’t sell yourself short by just throwing in flat, overused words to describe your soft skills. Show them off in a more concrete way, and I guarantee you’ll have more success.
After many years in the own business job, you are ready to make a change. But when you started to look for a job, you got a string of rejections from employers who figured that as a company owner, you wouldn’t be comfortable reporting to someone else.
Career coaches say the big issue for entrepreneurs who want to quit running their own shows and go to work for bigger companies is finding a way not to scare off potential employers.
Before an interview, you've done your research on a company. But it's also important to research what they might have found out about you online too.
What are recruiters looking for when they conduct online searches on individuals before deciding whether to offer them interviews?
So, what will employers want to find, and what will put them off?
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