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“I know how your products work and I have a big book of business I could bring with me,” said Fonseca. This got the manager’s attention -- who wouldn’t want to hire someone who brings his own customers?
“That’s pretty much where the conversation ended,” said Fonseca, who got the names of other hiring managers and was told to call them.
No interviews resulted, so Fonseca pursued other leads. But two weeks later he got a call. “The hiring manager said that things had changed and I was asked to come in. I interviewed on Tuesday and had the job on Wednesday,” he says.
Here are four things to keep in mind as you “cold call” for interviews:
Now, go out and make your own luck!
Kevin Donlin is Creator of TheSimpleJobSearch.com. Since 1996, he has provided job-search help to more than 20,000 people. Author of 3 books, Kevin has been interviewed by The New York Times, Fox News, CBS Radio and others. His free report, The Simple Job Search Manifesto, is found at www.TheSimpleJobSearch.com