Dear Experts, What is the best way to cold call? I have a target city and I've found many of the software companies. I am now going through and researching them more thoroughly to see if they are a good fit for me. Sometimes they don't list tech writers as positions they want and sometimes they do. I've found companies still don't really understand the purpose of a tech writer. How do I educate without talking down and criticizing, plus ask for a job? Here is how our CAREEREALISM-Approved Experts answered this question on Twitter:Q#431 You won't educate during a cold call. You cold call objective should be to get a face-to-face meeting. (@gradversity) Q#431 1. Find right contact 2. Send letter w/ work sample 3. Call to follow-up 4. Request meeting 5. Network like crazy. (@EmilyBennington) Q#431 ID prsn resp 4 writng (usu mktg), send pitch ltr, fu w/ call "did u rec mater, wd luv 2 sho u my value." (@juliaerickson) Q#431 If they don't already se the value, you'll be wasting your time. Look for companies with active need four your talents. (@JoshuaWaldman) Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.

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