Applying for jobs can be a soul-destroying experience, and that’s just what you go through while responding to jobs that have actually been advertised.
But what about aiming for a job that hasn’t been advertised, possibly because it doesn’t even exist yet? Can you find your dream job with a cold email?
There’s no guarantees of course, but a new guide from Resume.io is full of useful advice to help you target the right people at a company you’d love to work for and get their attention.
If you’ve ever been guilty of LinkedIn stalking, the good news is that it will be a useful experience for the first part, where you need to check out the company Page and list of employees to find the best person to get in touch with.
The next key stage is grabbing their attention amidst a crowded inbox with a killer subject line. This needs to be no more than 10 words but still fit the style of language they use (check their website) and include a fact about you that will impress them enough to make them open the mail.
Once they’ve done that, you need to briefly introduce yourself, tell them why you’re reaching out, what you can bring to them and then politely ask when they would be open to discussing your situation.
There’s no guarantees with a cold email, but following these tips will give your best possible chance of success, so why not give it a try?