I found a company in my town that I would love to work for. I have searched my LinkedIn connections and haven’t been able to find anyone who knows someone who works there. Do you have suggestions for reaching out to a stranger? How do I increase the chances he/she will bother to speak to me? I really want to work there!
Here is how our CAREEREALISM-Approved Experts answered this question on Twitter:
Q#459 Most hi-level people are generous with information interview. Say you love company and would love to learn more and get advice/guidance. Not job! (@juliaerickson)
Q#459 Try cold calling HR and asking for an informational interview. You can learn about them and get a foot in the door. (@gradversity)
Q#459 Be honest in your intent. Share w/stranger why company impresses you & what you hope to gain by talking. (@jtodonnell)
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