Over the weekend, I received a message regarding some of the suggestions that I provide aren’t effective and are not working for them and they’re often being ignored by hiring managers.
They suggested maybe it’s their culture, their part of the world, etc.
I don’t think that’s the case.
We all get ignored and it doesn’t feel good.
It damages our ego and demotivates us in our job search.
I used to get ignored ALL THE TIME when prospecting.
Cold, generic emails returned = 0% (1 exception – someone telling me to stop emailing them)
Cold, generic Inmails via LinkedIn returned = very low and usually after one correspondence, stops
Cold, generic calls returned = another 0% (another exception, someone calling me back thinking it was someone they knew)
Then I determined some better ways:
– Being referred in
– Providing something of value and not asking for anything in return
– Creating a message that interests them (hint: it’s probably not about me/you)
– Being creative and personable
Do I still do things wrong? For sure.
Am I still being ignored? Without a doubt.
What needs to continue to change & evolve? ME and the ability to BE BETTER.
If you’re consistently being ignored, maybe some of the above will help.