5 Brilliant Tips For Using Cold Emails To Get Your Dream Job

“Good artists copy; great artists steal.” - Steve Jobs Related: 3 Oddly Simple Ways To Get Your Dream Job That’s what I’m doing with this article, and that’s what you should do too… if you want a great job. That’s right - I straight up stole the idea for this article from a guest post by John Corcoran. The information was so enticing, so valuable, that I knew I could steal it and put my own twist on it to deliver value to you in a new way (read to the end to find out how)... Because as Steve also said:


“It comes down to trying to expose yourself to the best things that humans have done and then try to bring those things in to what you're doing.”
John’s article with the networking strategy I’m about to give you is awesome enough to be worth stealing. So, after you read this, go read John’s post in detail. Why? Because he goes way deeper into this, and gives detailed examples showing how exactly to make it work. He’s also got a couple of great, free reports that you can download when you want to take your networking to the next level, which when combined with the bonus I give at the end of this article makes for just about everything you need to get your dream job. The only thing you need to do is “steal” our tips, put your own spin on them, and take action.

5 Brilliant “Cold Email” Tips For Connecting With Your Dream Employer

But enough chat-chit. Let’s get into these brilliant "cold email" tips:

1. Grease The Wheels Ahead Of Time

The first thing you want to do before emailing someone you don’t know (or “cold emailing”) is to warm them up, so that when they see your email, it’s not the first time they see your name. Fortunately, this is easier to do than ever through social media. You can simply follow the organization or person you’re wanting to get the attention of, and then find a way to make an impression. John gives the example of writing a guest post mentioning the person he wanted to contact. You could also comment on, share, or like their stuff so that they start to notice you.

2. Be Brief

John’s 2nd point means that you have to assume the person you’re trying to reach is the busiest person on the planet. You have a limited amount of time to make an impression on them, so choose your words wisely.

3. Communicate How You Will Benefit Them

This is a fundamental (and critical) shift in how you think about getting your dream job. Most people look at it as they’re asking for a job. In other words, the company is giving you a job. But that’s not how your employer sees it. They’re hiring you and paying you so that you can add value and solve a problem. It’s an exchange of value - money for effort. Simple. So make all your communication about adding value to them, helping them, right from the start, and you’ll stand out.

4. Make It Fun

It’s the unfortunate truth - most people are bored out of their mind in their daily lives. So if can bring a sense of humor into your email, while still displaying professionalism, then you’ll make a noteworthy first impression. People want to have fun and be happy - and you can be the person (aka new employee) that brings the party.

5. Find Things You Have In Common

According to John, this could be as simple as having the same hometown. In terms of getting your dream job, the biggest thing your (future) employer will want to see is that you’re on board with and passionate about their mission Assuming you are passionate about it (which, why would you apply for a job where you aren’t?), then this should be easy. Proclaim your passion, and show them why you’re a great culture fit.

Your Next Steps

Now, you’ve got some great tips for using cold emails and networking to get your dream job… but you’re not finished. Check out the free bonus video I put together for you sharing my best tips on getting a fun, purpose-driven dream job - it’s the same wisdom I used years ago to get mine. Plus, don’t forget to check out John’s detailed article on this strategy - complete with examples - and dive deeper into using cold emails to build valuable relationships and increase your income.

Related Posts

3 GameChanging Ideas On Getting Your Ultimate Job 3 Easy Steps To Getting A Purpose-Driven Job Beware: The #1 Myth About Getting Your Dream Job   Photo Credit: Shutterstock

When most people think of Nike, they think of shoes, retail stores, and, of course, athletes. That's all true, but there's more. Behind Nike's walls, you'll find the doers and thinkers who design, create, and innovate every day. There are also data scientists who discover and leverage athlete insights to create the future of sport.

You might be surprised to learn about the impact you can have in Data & Analytics at Nike versus at a major tech giant. Nike employees get to work on a wide array of challenges, so if you're obsessed with math, science, computers, and/or data, and you love sport, these stories may inspire you to work at Nike.

SHOW MORE Show less

Employee loyalty is something every company longs for. It's estimated employee turnover costs as much as 130-200% of an employee's salary. When a talented, knowledgeable, trained employee leaves, it's bad for business. And, when lots of them leave, it can be the kiss of death.

SHOW MORE Show less

If you saw our first video, you might have heard about the interview situation one of our viewers, Remi submitted. He was in an interview and was asked the question: How many cows are there in Canada right now? - What a weird question but this is a technique that some hiring managers are using these days.

SHOW MORE Show less

If you saw our first video, you might have heard about the awkward situation one of our viewers, Kevin submitted. He is a college student who's working a part time job to make ends meet. The manager/owner of the company has become a micro-manager who watches him work on camera and reads his company emails. A bit over the top wouldn't you say?

SHOW MORE Show less