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Do you recommend cold emailing at all? There's a few companies I'd love to work at but they don't have any positions open (that I could see on LinkedIn/their website). (cont)

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Literally how I got my last 2 jobs! But I emailed my resume to their hello email. Both times hey had positions that weren’t listed yet and I got in fast

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*be considered

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I LinkedIn messaged a few people that worked there in the role I was in or recruiters and asked for 10-15 min of their time to get a sense of what they’re looking for in candidates and to understand how my background could be match there - worked out really well and ppl were receptive!

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Nice approach, thanks for sharing :)

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I think there’s no downside as long as you’re realistic that: it probably won’t work, find a way to stand out/be honest about the Hail Mary/don’t embarrass yourself.

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It works!

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Yay glad it worked for you, gives me hope too

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(cont) I don't have existing contacts at these companies so I can't arrange for a coffee either. Hence wondering if cold emailing is worth it or whether it's seen as a nuisance by HR/recruiters? Also is reaching out to HR/recruiters on LinkedIn accepted if I don't already have existing contacts at a company? Thank you.

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