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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To The Perfect Job Interview by Marc Dorio

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Turning a Cold Call into a Warm Reception

You needn’t rely exclusively on sending unsolicited resumés or responding to want ads. After researching the job market and the suitable firms in your field, try some cold calls. A cold call is an unsolicited employment query/application over the phone. The target employer doesn’t know you and hasn’t asked you to call. You could make cold calls based on a Yellow Pages search, but you’ll more likely make a meaningful connection if you do some research on your target employer and industry first (see Chapter 2 for more help).
If the prospect of calling a stranger to ask for a job seems daunting, don’t be too intimidated. The object of a cold call is nothing so momentous or terrifying as actually getting ...

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