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How to Get and Keep a Job - Week 3 - Cold Calling

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Welcome to week 3 - Special Edition of Lets Get Working called How to Get and Keep a Job. This week we are looking at Cold Calling

Cold Calling on the Telephone
Cold calling can be scary!

Have a script
By having a script you can be more comfortable. It's a good idea to turn a cold call into a warm call by finding out the name of the hiring person.

When you ask for the name of the hiring person, ask for their postal address too so you can send your resume and cover letter to them.

Aim
Try and get 5 - 10 names and addresses each day.

Set yourself up in a quiet location, with a phone, a script, template to fill in information, paper and a few pens.

Make sure you smile while you are speaking
Once you have decided on the job you want write a list of businesses to ring.
Ring 5-10 businesses a day and get the hiring person's name and postal address

Follow Up
When you make your follow up call, don't say, "Did you get my resume?"
Instead say, "I sent you my resume, is now a good time to talk to you?"
If the answer is 'No'. Ask, "When is a good time to ring you?"

Envelopes
It is best to hand write your envelopes - they will stand out and go to the front of the cue.

Cold Calling in Person
If you prefer to visit the business in person

  • Be well groomed
  • Take along your resume
  • Ask to speak to the manager.
  • REMEMBER: First impressions count!

    Until next time,
    Enjoy the journey!
    Martha!



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