The magic formula for job applications

Date
September 21, 2021
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🗓️ @September 27, 2021

Hey {{Contact.Firstname}}.

I’ve been racking my brains for months on how to really move the needle for job seekers who want to be taken seriously.

And today, I randomly came across this email had I sent to the cofounder of Circle.so:

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And this was the response:

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Andy’s not the only one — I got the same results for almost every email I sent.

So what’s the magic formula for job outreach? Here it is:

  1. A simple, timely email, focused on your shared vision/purpose (what you have in common with the company)
  2. A link to a thoughtful “pitch” sharing more about yourself & why you fit the role (this is the one I sent)
  3. An easy way to connect further (like a free Calendly link)
  4. Sent directly to the founder or primary decision-maker

In my experience it converts nearly 100% of the time, even if they were already in the final stages of interviewing other candidates, like in this case.

It just. Makes people. Want to know you. 😀

How inspiring.careers helps you with this

As some of you know, I’m really trying to productize & gamify this formula to give us all a better way to form strong career connections. The first version is live at inspiring.careers — every application you submit on the website turns into an email similar to this one!

But, I think now I need to turn applications into Notion pages instead, to simplify the email. It’s really important that the email body itself is very simple. (And, I’m guessing, the video thumbnail image I included probably helped!)

So if you’re considering your next career move right now, and want to build your network, drop an application at inspiring.careers/companies and I’ll be in touch very soon.

Have a great week! 👋

Jérémy

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