Have you ever watched a TV show or cartoon where a character wants to make a deal with the devil? How fast does the devil get there? Does the devil ever get stuck in traffic or say, “I’ll get to it eventually”? No! When there is a deal to be made, the devil is there. You should be too!
How does this relate to scoring job interviews? Let’s back up a bit.
I am currently a student at Boston Startup School, which is an awesome program that enables you to make a positive impact on a company in the startup community here in Boston, or elsewhere!
I am on the job hunt, and let me say that while Boston Startup School is a great networking platform, setting up meetings with people is an area of life that requires a delicate touch. This is especially true in the professional world, and that is why I am using Yesware to make this process easier for me.
Here’s how i do it!
- Install Yesware here: http://www.yesware.com/download?refer=azbghwm5
- If I send an e-mail to someone I’m interested in meeting outside of BSS, I track the e-mail using Yesware. This will let me know if the e-mail has been opened, and when.
- When my e-mail requesting a meeting is opened and I don’t hear back, I wait half a day or so. Many times when someone opens an e-mail, they are not necessarily ready to take action, depending on what the request is.
- Most likely, if the person is interested in a meetup, they will open the e-mail when they are ready to schedule the meeting. When you see that second open, PING THAT PERSON IMMEDIATELY via e-mail, twitter (or preferably) the phone!
Honest to goodness I have gotten the response, “I was just thinking about that!” more than once doing this. They are thinking of the devil, make yourself appear with the help of Yesware!
Get Yesware here: http://www.yesware.com/download?refer=azbghwm5