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How to ๐Ÿฅถ cold-contact anyone and get a response ๐Ÿ‘

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How you communicate is key to landing the career of your dreams. No matter if you are fresh out of college or a seasoned executive. Your comms skills only get more important over time.

So letโ€™s sharpen them together:

1. ๐Ÿ“จ DM or email the person (or a company) you want to contact.

Introduce yourself. Especially over email. In 1 short sentence explain who you are, what you do, why are you contacting.

2. ๐ŸŽฏ Get straight to the point.

Ask what you wanted to ask. In 1-2 short sentences. Your last sentence should be a question.

โš ๏ธ DO NOT only say โ€œHiโ€ and wait for them to reply. You are wasting their time with unnecessary Hi-Hello ping pong.

3. โ˜Ž๏ธ Ask them what THEIR preferred communication channel is.

โ€œWould email work best for you?โ€

โš ๏ธ DO NOT offer โ€œletโ€™s jump on a quick callโ€ early in a conversation, before your contact showed a clear interest in your question. Even worse, donโ€™t offer to meet for a coffee.

๐ŸŽ Bonus point:

Be patient.

People worth contacting have their inboxes full with messages just like yours. If the person does not respond in 2 days, send a follow-up on day 3. But not earlier.

P.S. Chance favors the connected mind. Thoughtful communication is how you get your mind connected.

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