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Approaching companies for jobs or internships

2 min, 42 sec read
13:15 PM | 16 May 2014
by Jim Compton-hall
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We outline the best ways to approach companies for career opportunities through emailing, calling, turning up unannounced and by pulling off stunts.

Following on from last week’s tip about researching five companies to refine your search, the next step is to get in touch with your favourites about jobs or opportunities.

Avoid saying "Can you hire me. I'm really good and stuff". Instead, try starting a real conversation with them. Ask about work they have done, ask them a question about their career, can they share how they landed a job, advice or feedback on your work?

The best interactions come face to face, try to avoid emails or phone calls other than using them to set up meetings. It’s your chance to show off your personality and become memorable to that person. 

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