The Art of Sending Cold Email Introductions

Do you ever worry that once you submit your resume online it goes straight to the “resume black hole”? How do you separate your resume from others when you don’t have any ties to the company?

Landing a job without any connections can feel like the ultimate challenge. Here are some tips on how to put yourself ahead of your competition when applying for a job and don’t have any connections at the company.

 When considering sending a cold email, ask yourself these questions first…

    • Are you actually qualified for the job?
    • Is this genuinely the right job for you?
    • Have you done your research on the company and the position you would have?

If the answer is Yes to all 3 questions, then your next step is to send a cold email.

  • Start with researching on LinkedIn to find the ideal company contacts. Whether it is a person in the group you would be working in, someone from the recruiting team or your potential boss, get their first and last name.
  • Now for the email... Create a personal and tailored version of your cover letter. Find a way to relate to the person you are sending the email to. Feel free to reference an article or blog post they wrote or a project they worked on. The most important thing is be respectful and not entitled. They don’t owe you anything.

With every cold email you send, you are attempting to differentiate yourself from everyone else and some responses are expected. This tactic is not a guarantee that your application will be seen, but it’s a great way to get a leg up on your competition and increase your chances.

For more ways on how to stand out from your competition, contact Career Find.

By |2016-03-22T11:41:40-05:00March 22nd, 2016|Resume|Comments Off on The Art of Sending Cold Email Introductions

Does Your Resume Need Updating?

Are you looking for a new career opportunity and feeling a little left out of the job market? If potential employers aren’t responding to your resume, your skills and experience listed on your resume could be the culprit. Here’s how you can tell that your resume needs an update…

1. Dated Resume Trends – Some old resume rules don’t apply any more. In addition to tailoring your resume to each company, you’ll also need to tailor it to the way that you share it through different formats.

2. Dated Industry Terminology – If you’ve been adding to the same old resume over the years, your skills and experiences may have obsolete terms. Read through industry publications or attend a professional association meeting to catch up on the latest industry jargon.

3. Dated Technology Skills – Read the job descriptions within your industry to see what technologies employers really want. Then decide what you need to learn or do to fill that technology gap.

Don’t be disheartened if your resume is out of date. Career Find can help you rework your resume and create an updated version that will help you get the job you want and deserve.

By |2016-03-08T11:38:39-05:00March 8th, 2016|Resume, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Does Your Resume Need Updating?