Cold calling


Cold calling in job search is to phone a potential employer and ask them for a job. it sounds a bit scary, but it is easier with practice and with luck you can get the results.


It is important to do your research. You can ask around your relatives and friends if they know someone who is looking to hire new people. You can also google and find a list of companies that may offer the jobs that match your skills and need.


Prepare several times before making call. Try to be confident, clear and concise.


Here are basic steps to find jobs by cold calling:

  1. Decide where you want to work and research the best contact. Use google, Facebook, LinkedIn and the company website to find the most appropriate person to contact.

  1. It is best to have a phone number and call directly. Otherwise, send them an email briefly explain who you are and what kind of positions you are looking for.

  2. Limit the call to 20 minutes as most people are busy and do not have much time. It is a good idea to ask if you can discuss in person with them.

  3. Wait a few days to call or send email again.


You may be lucky to find a place where they are about to hire new people.