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Contacting companies and applying for jobs

If you're about to embark on a job hunt, or you've been at it for some time without much success, this guide will give you a few tips on how you can best get in touch with employers and standout above the crowd.

Methods of contact


Phoning up remains the king of all ways of contacting agencies and employers. You can be certain that the person is getting your message, they’re likely to remember you more than if they’d just got an email and you can get an immediate response.

But for many of us, particularly introverts, we’ll want to avoid picking up the phone for as long as possible. We recommend confronting your fears and picking up the phone to get practise in.


Everyone has an email address and just about everyone checks their email multiple times a day. Unfortunately that’s because they get loads of emails throughout the day, some of which are incredibly important and demand immediate attention. Chances are, yours is not one of these.

But it’s not all doom and gloom with email. Employers do see them and they do respond, and usually their response is more well thought out and comprehensive than you’d get over the phone. You just have to keep chasing them to get that response.