Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Another Management Tip: 4 Ways to Get Your Cold-Call Email Read

Everyone concerned with management should subscribe to Harvard Business School's management tip of the day. Precise, effective, up to the point, and very pertinent. Read it for yourself.

4 Ways to Get Your Cold-Call Email Read

"Email is the primary mode of first contact these days. But many cold-call emails go without a reply. Whether you are reaching out about a job, a sales inquiry, or just making a networking contact, here are four ways to get the response you want:
1. Personalize it. Don't send a generic email all about yourself. Focus on what you and the recipient have in common. Mention the group you found her through on LinkedIn or something specific you know and admire about her company.
2. Demonstrate value. What do you have to offer the recipient? Be upfront about what you can give her and why she should respond.
3. Include a call to action. Tell her what it is you want her to do: email you back, reach out to set up a call, or forward your email to someone else. (Remember what Ma'm Shomial taught us? :)
4. Keep it clear. As with all email, make it clear, articulate, typo-free, and to the point."

4 comments:

TAHIR AZAD said...

Coz from Thousends of Resumes it is difficult to go through from every resume fully.. so as precise ur informations will b and also to the point the more chances to fix ur seat..

M. Umer Toor said...

Being precise is only part of the game, it has to be moving. "With a punch" in ma'am Shomial's (again!) words.

TAHIR AZAD said...

I still remeber his key secrets of Related resumes..

Syed Ahmad Hashmi said...

Good work Toor. Innovative addition.