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The Extra Mile

When job hunters take our approach of going the extra mile, they see an 80% response rate from hiring managers.

What’s the extra mile?

You don’t have to go the extra mile.

But it works.

And it’s fun, thrilling, and empowering.

Whatcha gonna do?

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How to Write a Follow Up Email is where you can find email addresses for the hiring manager or the employees at a company.

They also have a solid article about How to Write a Follow-Up Email.

Key takeaways:

1. Add value with each follow-up -Instead of “just checking in,” give a quick mention of a company’s new blog article and why you liked it

2. Make it short -Emails with shorter copy of 95 words outperform emails with longer copy of 170 words

3. Personalize on a high level -Mention a mutual connection, or an interest you saw from their LinkedIn profile

All and all? Be persistent and keep following up every 2-3 days until you get a response. It’s not annoying! It shows your interest.

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