The mailing campaign starts !

Here is the second post about my strategy. Now that my spreadsheet is full, the next step is to contact the companies I have selected last week.

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I live in France. I want to work in the US. Time difference, unability to meet people in person … Needless to say that it’s hard to communicate with them. E-mail is the easiest way. That’s why I was disappointed to see that some of the companies I have selected doesn’t have an e-mail adress. Here is how I want to proceed.

I will send them an e-mail, starting next week. This e-mail will be the first step towards a better knowledge of the company. Don’t forget that for now, the only idea I have of these companies comes from a Google research. In this e-mail, I will ask for an interview with an executive or the CEO of the company.

I would like to interview these people for two reasons. First, to understand better how their work is, what it looks like, what their typical day is. This will help me to see if that’s what I want to do. And the second reason is to make myself known. Thus, if I keep in touch with them and contact them later, maybe they will hire me this summer.

I am pretty confident in this method but I hope my contacts will accept. My father works with a lot of CEOs and told me that “nobody says no to a new contact”. If he’s right, maybe I will try to record a Google Hangouts with those who agree, therefore you can benefit from it too. But that will be for the next post !

Thanks for reading and tell me if you spotted any English mistake =)