Career outreach: crafting compelling cold messages. In this third episode of my new podcast mini series about strategies to optimise your communication for job searching, we discuss how to send messages to connect and meet people who can help you with your job hunt.
Some of you may feel uncomfortable sending cold and outreach messages to people you don’t know, and feel like you come across as very sales-y. While some of you are happy to send the messages, however the way you write them today does not connect and you will be ignored.
So how can you in a brief message connect with the other person, so they want to accept your request and give you their time to help you with your job search?
Today I share in this podcast episode the mindset reframe on outreach and cold messages, best practices to writing great messages which have a higher chance of reply and how to avoid the common mistakes I often see.
What you will learn in this episode:
- Reframing outreach and cold messages
- What you need to do before you start sending messages
- What’s important in what you write in outreach and cold messages
- How to get more chance of a reply
- Top mistakes to avoid
Find out more:
Why not explore the previous episodes in this podcast mini series- Strategies for CV and resume success, and First impressions in networking: the power of impactful introductions:
Look out for the next episode on Tips for a successful informational interview.