You surely know where you want to work, what you want ask for a jobBut you didn’t find a place in the place of your dreams and they told you that it is very difficult to enter there. There is also a depressed labor market, a global economic crisisand thousands of candidates willing to do anything to get a salary.
In fact, the situation is complicated, but there are always new ways you can get them to see each other. One of them is to follow this method, which works very well, especially if companies do not publish any vacancies or if the job of your dreams is in a very hermetic company or if the market is very careful with the settings you want to make. .
1. Know what you want before you apply for a job
The first thing you need to do to apply this technique to a unsolicited work or unsolicited work is to have very precisely defined what you want to do and where you want to do it. While it may seem redundant, it is very important that you be sure of it, because one of the most common mistakes we make is that, out of desperation, we apply to anything that is fairly close to our profile.
What do you want to do then? If you have studied communication, you can apply for, among other things, public relations, marketing, advertising, audiovisual production, design, journalism. However, you need to find out which one you want and more to be good. When generating content, only look for jobs related to it. You have to bet on what you like, but above all on your strengths.
If you are a marketer and have been an intern in a consumer company for a while but what you want is directly related to luxury, only look for companies in this segment and limit yourself to what you want to do.
So that an unsolicited job suggestion works You need to be clear about what you want to do (with proven experience) and where: Brand Assistant at Louis Vuitton, Business Issues Reporter at , Community Manager at Discovery Networks.
At this point, you also need to be able to efficiently sell what you know and what makes you unique so that this organization listens to you.
2. Select your options and clarify your contribution
To complete this step, you need to know who to ask for a job. In contrast to conventional job search, you are not writing to a recruiter here, but to someone who has a little decision-making authority on this topic. You may want to enter LVMH, but if you have no contact there, it will be much more difficult for you to submit an unsolicited job proposal.
What can you do? Search your website for the email address of the director of the area you’re interested in or opening LinkedIn and send him a message with the properties I am giving below. If you don’t know someone in this organization or haven’t found an email, you need to broaden your business options.
The idea of this exercise is that you have several options on hand in case your first alternative is not feasible.
In addition to the contact exam, you must knows very well what the company is doing and be aware of their news. Saying that you want to work in a company “because you like it” is not a good thing for the recipient of your application. What was the last release of Discovery? What was it about? How did you move it? All of this is important because you will need it to ask for a job and also to look good.
3. Apply for a job
Now the best part is coming asking for a job. You have already defined that you want to be a content creator, you have the director’s email address and how will you ask him for a chance?
It’s not worth writing just “Hire me because I deserve it”. That would be great unhappy from you.
A common mistake we make is to consider ourselves a panacea and to be arrogant about the few or many previous experiences we have had. Remember that you are taking this semi-desperate measure because you are very clear about what you want to do, how you will do it, and what is the main virtue that you will uncover.
Now comes the real methodology. To apply for a job, you need a well-structured, simple letter that follows this structure: you (the company), me (you who want the job) and us (what you can do together).
The first paragraph should be short and contain no more than three lines that state what you like about the company and the specific area that catches your attention. You should use this to sweeten your ear (or your eye in the mail).
Here is an example:
I followed what with great interest [su organización] It addresses issues of data visualization, content generation, and impact on specific audiences, as is the case with the report [tal]. I am also very positive about what they are doing, especially with their SEO practices that have helped them position themselves in the top 10 national traffic.
Then go to the interesting point, sell yourself, talk about yourself, your previous work and consider it very attractive to the user.
I have participated in the implementation of new technological tools for information and entertainment sites. One of the projects I participated in was [mencionarlo o poner la URL] That got over a million views on the day of its launch and is still relatively new. So I’m always looking for technologies or applications that can be used for the benefit of society and digital consumers.
Finally, do it US. It must be clear what you want here: an interview.
I am sure that between the creativity and drive that I have shown in my work in [nombre de la organización] as well as the constant innovation of [su empresa] we can build something together. I would love to that we are planning an interview to explore together the possibilities of cooperation between us.
And to top it off, tell him you’re waiting for an answer from him. And let him know that you might write to him again because he will lose your email.
I expect an answer from you so that I can have a dialogue on the subject. In any case, I will be looking for you in a few weeks because you will lose this email.
Now I’m going to tell you the little letters about it. After sending the email, wait two weeks to write again if they don’t respond. And then one after the second email. And so on until the third. Then you can risk every third day for a week, but nothing more. It’s about getting an interview, not a newsletter. If they say no from the first email, leave it for peace
Works? Yes, and according to experts, the effectiveness rate is 40% (Porot, 2013). It’s also tiring, but you have to trust what you are doing, but follow this method.
Another tip: According to what I was taught in the MBA before looking for a job, the best time to send this type of email is Tuesday between 13 and 14 hours.
I’m not going to tell you that you feel like it because I know you are already doing it. I will wish you a lot Success in your search for a job Because you deserve it.