Your application is not about you

There is no me, in email. Or is there?

We are not hiring, but I can tell you why I did not even look at your work. This is not meant to be rude, but as guidance from someone who was once in your shoes. The best advice I can give you is to make your emails less about you and more about how you can help the organization you are applying to:

From the moment I landed on your website your online presence drew me in and I knew that I had to apply for a position at this company immediately!

This line in particular seemed generic and like you were using it to apply to anywhere. Be specific and thoughtful with every email you write and you will have much better luck. Pick out specific places you want to work and give them examples on what you like about them. Flattery will get you far.

LinkedIn is a great place to research about the people you are approaching.

Good luck.

We don’t have anything right now, but you seem like a bright kid. If you ever want to talk about your career, maybe I can help.



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