How to Get and Keep a Job - Week 3 - Cold CallingWednesday, 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.
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
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?"
It is best to hand write your envelopes - they will stand out and go to the front of the cue.
Cold Calling in PersonBe well groomed Take along your resumeAsk to speak to the manager.REMEMBER: First impressions count!
If you prefer to visit the business in person
Until next time,
Enjoy the journey!