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Subject:Re: Job searching in this time of attrition... From:Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> To:techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com Date:Wed, 5 Oct 2011 12:20:09 -0700
My concern about this approach is that unless you are familiar with the
company's industrial sector, its customers' needs and their known issues,
what you perceive as "a problem you've identified" may not be something the
company thinks is anything that needs solving. The last thing you want to
do is tell a publications manager who isn't trying to fill a position and
who may have actually been the author of any document you might find that
you can solve a "problem" that isn't perceived as one.
> From: Steve Schwarzman <steve -at- writersbookmall -dot- com>
> Bobby, in addition to looking for posted jobs, also try contacting
> companies/organizations that you'd like to work for. But don't call cold.
> your research first. Find out what they do, what their docs look like, and
> who's who. Then send an email offering specific assistance in solving a
> particular problem you've identified to the relevant person. And then
> up with a phone call. You might get an opening in the door in this way, by
> offering to help solve a problem instead of asking for a job.
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