{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "Is it a bad idea to cold email a hiring manager / head of department if there’s a job you’re interested in at their company? Different from seeking advice/networking so wasn’t sure.", "post_id": "616e150998718f0025305f6a", "reply_count": 3, "vote_count": 1, "bowl_id": "5565cfca8b2b9a03009acf57", "bowl_name": "Advertising" }

Is it a bad idea to cold email a hiring manager / head of department if there’s a job you’re interested in at their company? Different from seeking advice/networking so wasn’t sure.

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

Maybe better to first connect via Linked In with a note. You’ll be able to tell if they pay attention to LI by their activity. If not, what the hell? Email. What do you have to lose?

like

Not at all. I’ve researched the email naming convention for a company, found the hiring manager on LinkedIn, and emailed them directly. If you want the job, get it.

like

It’s a good idea, if you want the job. Keep it short, simple and hungry. Then connect on LinkedIn w/ message. Then look around to see if someone can put in a good word for you. The trifecta. Finally, best of luck!

Related Posts

I just had an interview and really hope I get the position. But even if I do, I think they are gonna offer me 75K and I have 3 busy seasons under my belt. I feel like that is too low for me to leave..

like

I have two opportunities I’m considering. One that’s a director position with a large holding company doing what I do now. The second is a well known vendor DSP. Both similar in building teams and bringing partners up. Both pay is similar. But going vendor side (not sales) would that hinder my path on the media/agency side if I were to take it? Director at large ad Agency or Director at Vendor DSP.

like

The recruiter wants to make me an offer for a Sr.Technical Architect (L8) position at the Salesforce CSG team. He mentioned a base range of $175k-200k and wants me to come up with a salary expectation. No mention of RSU yet. 1) What do you guys think I should potentially ask for in terms of Base? I personally think there's more room above 200k on base. 2) Is RSU even negotiable in this company? Location: New York (HCOL) YOE: 12yrs Bonus: 15% SignOn: TBD

like

2 years at B4 strategy consulting. Interested in exit to MBB and have interviews lined up. Would I restart with your campus hires? Are there better times to interview during the year than others?

like
like

Thinking of hiring an intern or two for this summer, what's the best way to go about finding good candidates?

likehelpful

Urgent Requirement || Sr Project Manager Role|| Telecomm Domain || Gurgaon Title- Sr Project Manager { Telecom Domain} Exp Required- 15+ Years Location- Gurgaon Key skills- Telecom Domain, PMP Certified, Development Background, Agile, Scrum Master Notice Period - Immediate or Max 60 days For more details please reach me - simran.c.simran@capgemini.com

like

I got a Reason of Rejection for Product Management Profile: Reason was given of rejection that candidate is having consulting and customer engagement. Will it be plus point for Hiring company, having the candidate of same industry experience, PM profile, consulting and customer engagement. Can you please tell any Product Manager, who is building roadmap without knowing Market, customers and their pain points. Please comment what this Hiring Manager has thought in his mind.

Hi! Everyone, I am a PhD turned consultant with 2 years at big 4. I was wondering if there are openings at MBB that I can apply to? I am a molecular biologist by training and do life sciences consulting in the cell and gene therapy domain.

like

How would you go about telling a company you don’t want to do anymore interviews? I was originally told probably two or three, then “one last one”, and now “potentially two more”. In each interview, they talk like I have the role and keep asking how much notice I would need to give as if they’re in a rush to get me in, but then schedule another round of interviews. Honestly the interviews seem more like meet and greets. Cont.

like

What are common exit opportunities from the Big 4 working in forensics? Also, do the salaries of the exit opportunities stack up against Big 4 forensics?

like

Current FSO (Financial Services) Senior Business Consultant. Does any one have a suggestion for places to exit. Currently applying to strategy and finance roles at tech companies and industry roles in Real Estate capital markets (My Background before joining). In dire need of better work-life balance and would take a small cut to leave.

like

Any tips for behavioral interview for experienced consultant role in Accenture's Talent & Org? Thanks!

like

Should I move internal? My proj is internal & offering option to transfer, so it's not a blind move. I'd be doing the same stuff w the same team. But concerned about pay & exit opportunities.

like

How much should I expect a Strategy Analyst role at Disney to pay if they require 2+ years of consulting or IB experience?

like

Looking for a Guest Speaker with Software Engineering Background, preferred 4+ years of experience. Anyone willing to share their knowledge on Corporate opportunities and hiring trends in Full Stack Development, Please reach out to me. Session Date: 4th Dec, 2021 Time: 5PM Duration: 30-35 mins

like

Any advice for trying to transition to attorney role after passing bar? Working at a firm in a non-attorney role and doesn’t seem like the firm has a position for me, despite my positive review and consistently positive feedback from associates and partners alike. However, when the idea that I’d be leaving came up, the managing partner said they’d hope I would go to them first. Thoughts?

like
like

Additional Posts

I just had an interview and really hope I get the position. But even if I do, I think they are gonna offer me 75K and I have 3 busy seasons under my belt. I feel like that is too low for me to leave..

like

Anyone an IBO in Amway? Need few products. I am in San Francisco :)

like

I have two opportunities I’m considering. One that’s a director position with a large holding company doing what I do now. The second is a well known vendor DSP. Both similar in building teams and bringing partners up. Both pay is similar. But going vendor side (not sales) would that hinder my path on the media/agency side if I were to take it? Director at large ad Agency or Director at Vendor DSP.

like

What is the average promotion cycle in audit in the US for experienced M (recruited from outside to the US) to SM?

like

Anyone else getting rejection after rejection from applying to jobs?

like
like

What is the compensation range for Senior Associate - Financial Services Guidewire in PWC with 3YOE

like

The recruiter wants to make me an offer for a Sr.Technical Architect (L8) position at the Salesforce CSG team. He mentioned a base range of $175k-200k and wants me to come up with a salary expectation. No mention of RSU yet. 1) What do you guys think I should potentially ask for in terms of Base? I personally think there's more room above 200k on base. 2) Is RSU even negotiable in this company? Location: New York (HCOL) YOE: 12yrs Bonus: 15% SignOn: TBD

like

How many points? Was watching TV when I found this friend on my bed at Hyatt Residence Club Sedona.

Post Photo
funnylike

2 years at B4 strategy consulting. Interested in exit to MBB and have interviews lined up. Would I restart with your campus hires? Are there better times to interview during the year than others?

like

Private equity in London...? Thoughts on work life balance / comp / deal flow...?

like
like

Thinking of hiring an intern or two for this summer, what's the best way to go about finding good candidates?

likehelpful

Anyone to help on EY interview process for Pursuits manager in Canada? Interview this Friday..EY

like

Any one who interviewed with Apple. Had my interview day 2 weeks ago. 10 interviews and all that jazz. The recruiter wants to connect tomorrow to catch up? Huh?? Any idea what that means??

like

Anyone from Algocirrus (noida); How is the work culture over there? Couldn't find anything on glassdoor or ambitionbox.

like

I am interviewing for companies i am not interested in just for practice. At what point do I let them know i am not interested? After final round? After getting an offer?

likefunny

I’ve been on a few interviews from recruiters and by far they are the worst opportunities that have come may way…. I think it’s better off to do myself.

like

Deloitte peeps.. when is the cutoff date for utilization that will be counted for our YE review?

like

I’m not much of a conspiracy theorist, but am I the only person who thinks the mass publication of the Omicron variant by the media was due to traditionally low viewership during the holidays? It seems like the Media wants to dictate COVID’s trajectory & demise to align with their business strategy. As overall viewership falls in a post-Trump era and waning COVID numbers, big media has to be a little nervous about audience retention.

likefunny

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Get realtime notifications and see
what's happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or

General

Legal