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Why phoning is still the best way to contact employers

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13:45 PM | 1 August 2014
by Jim Compton-hall
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Are your emails and letters not getting you anywhere? Maybe it's time you try picking up the phone.

Even if you spend months crafting the perfect email, researching the best times to email people or begin to even stalk someone (we would not recommend the last unless for extreme cases) they tend to respond to emails, you can't guarantee that the recipient will even see an email from you. If they do see it you can't guarantee that they will want to reply. And even if they do want to reply, you can't guarantee that they won't forget.

Almost every young person will tell you horror stories about how they've sent out hundreds of emails and only got replies to one or two. Sometimes none. No response might be because your emails aren't as well written as they could be (you can grab some tips on writing better emails from our cover letters guide) but much, much more likely it's simply because emails aren't the most effective form of communication.

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