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Has anyone actually gotten a job (freelance or full time) from cold emailing a CD? Trying to gauge if i’m wasting my time 😣

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Yes, but it takes luck and perseverance.

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Literally 100% luck

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Got my first internship when I asked for advice from a CD. Then after my internship, CD told me to keep in touch after I graduate college. Sure I did. He didn't respond to me for MONTHS and I almost lost hope. Then after a few more months, he reached out for a freelance job. It almost 2 years for all of this to happen. I'm sure your persistent attitude will pay off.

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It’s all about timing. So just send it.

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Yes, but do your research on the CD and be clear about what you want (freelance, part-time, a meet-and-greet). For me (when I was freelancing) I would send out 10-12 every two weeks where I’d receive 2-3 responses back from that batch. The value of building out my network this way was very beneficial but a time commitment. I kept a spreadsheet with who/when/what I said and then set my calendar with follow-ups.Treat it like a business, because it is!

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Yes, keep going! It’s not easy cold emailing like it’s your 9 to 5 job—but you’ll land an interview soon.

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Yes, it took me over a year and 700+ emails - each to a different CD. But when it worked, it was very smooth.

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I got a job from cold emailing. All about the luck-hustle.

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Whoah. Love this term "luck-hustle". Gonna use this from now on.

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Yes. It took a while for them to get back to me but it worked. They were a small new agency at the time

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Yep persistence is key

Yes. Time from cold email to job offer was about six months. Hang in there.

Yes, a few times. You’ll get this!

Thanks everyone ❤️

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