ᴅᴀᴠɪᴅ ᴘᴇʀᴇʟʟ ✌+ Your Authors @david_perell "The Writing Guy" | Host of the North Star Podcast: perell.com/podcast | Writing at perell.com/ | Teaching at writeofpassage.school/ Dec. 24, 2019 1 min read + Your Authors

Cold emails are a great way to land a job.

Here's what I've learned:

∙ Email the CEO directly.
∙ Show that you're unique.
∙ Be specific.
∙ Make a bold request.
∙ Have a clear call-to-action.
∙ Don't be humble. This isn't the time to be modest.

Now... make magic happen.

I admire the audacity of this email.

h/t @niraj

Here's an email I sent to @tylercowen in 2017.

He agreed to come on my podcast, so I took a smelly $5 MegaBus from New York to Washington D.C to interview him.

That interview led to my "Emergent Ventures" grant and all the incredible support I've received from Tyler.

Ok, friends... I typed up an example for you.

I used the example of @TaskRabbit and added a random employee's name.

It's yours. 100% yours.

Copy it, change the words, and email the coolest person you can think of.

Cold emails and writing online are the ultimate 1-2 punch.

"The benefits of writing online compound over time. Like any smart investment, it builds on itself. Write something once and you can share it for the rest of your life."


You can follow @david_perell.


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