Secrets of the Job Hunt


Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Cold Calling for Jobs - Yes it actually works!

Thanks to Anthony over at for pointing out this great story from the Toronto Globe & Mail about cold calling for jobs. Any job hunters out there whose own job search is stuck in a rut needs to read this article.

When Maria Kim returned to Toronto after a two-year stay in England, she had no job and no prospects.

But rather than fire off a bunch of résumés and wait for employers to call her, she picked up the phone and began calling companies she wanted to work for.

"I'd introduce myself to the head of whatever division I was interested in and ask if they would be available for an information session, where I could learn more about them and their company," recalls Ms. Kim, who worked in London for a marketing firm. "About 60 per cent of the time, people said 'yes.' "

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