I recently kicked off my job searching process and sent out post-application cold emails to targeted contacts at each organization. Some have received warm responses, while others have received chillier responses (from recruiters and hiring managers). For example, a recruiter explained that they only engage with applicants through their hiring system and that they’ll only schedule time to discuss the role with applicants with approved applications. Not ideal, but understandable.
This morning, I read this post at Ask A Manager and reviewed the comments. I’ll admit—I felt a little awkward after reading! While I’ll continue my application/follow-up process since it’s been successful for others, I’m wondering — how have you responded back to less positive cold email replies? Did you feel like your conversation loop was effective?