[ID:7101]Contacting Employers Directly is an important section, outlining why making inquiries is an important part of your international job search. It also focuses on why, in this age of email and texting, getting on the phone can make a big impact in the job search. You'll get specific tips on how to conduct yourself over the phone and learn how your phone manner has a direct effect on your potential employer’s perception of you as a person and a professional. Knowing when and why to make phone contact is crucial, as is knowing the right questions to ask and things to say. Many of these tips can also be applied to online correspondence as well.
- Get in touch! Before you send a job application to any firm, you should email or, preferably, call their offices and ask a few questions: What are they looking for? Who is in charge of hiring?
- Take notes: When you first conduct a job search, you may be in contact with as many as 50 firms. Keep track of their information in an organized manner.
- Follow up:...