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Welcome to week 2 of the job search coaching for Switzerland. This week will be about getting closer to hiring managers and their influencers.

You can find all videos of week 2 and the links to the reference material below.

IMPORTANT: Make sure you prepare all questions before the next coaching or Q&A session so you have them ready to ask.

 

2.0 4 Methods That Get You in Front of Hiring Managers

 

 

2.1 Introductions

Example Introduction Request

Example Introduction Follow up 1 and 2 

 

2.2 Referrals

Example Networking Questions

Example Referral Inquiry

Example Referral Follow up

 

2.3 Direct Outreach for Information

3-Step Outreach Process and Examples

Example Direct Outreach for Information Follow up

 

2.3.1 Case 1 – Italian Software Engineer to Join International Company

 

 

2.3.2 Case 2 – Russian Marketing Professional to Join Startup

 

 

2.3.3 Case 3 – British Finance Professional to Join International SME


 

2.3.4 Case 4 – Polish Scientist to Join International SME


 

2.4 Direct Outreach for Interview or Event

 

 

2.5 Follow up

Follow up Format and Example

You can sign up for Contactually here.

 

2.6 Gatekeepers

 

 

2.7 Measuring Your Activities on a Weekly Basis

 Example Conversion Rates

 

2.8 Homework Assignments Week 2

Example Homework Assignment to Make Connections

 

IMPORTANT: Make sure you prepare all questions before the next coaching or Q&A session so you have them ready to ask.

 

Here are your homework assignments once again:

1. Contact 30-50 people using the methods explained in week 2

Choose your methods and contact the people. The more times you ask the right questions and the more relevant information you gather, the closer you will get to the hiring authority.

 

2. Update your follow up system constantly

Update it on a daily basis if you make many connections. All the information should be in your follow up system. You can sign up for Contactually here.

 

3. Measure your activities on a weekly basis

If you measure it, you can manage it. Make sure you achieve the minimum number of activities to get momentum going. The more often you achieve these numbers, the faster you will get a job.

 

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