Y/N: Cold calling after no response to cold email?

If a recruiter hasn’t viewed your cold email after a few days, and you have his/hers phone number, is it appropriate to cold call?

(Originally posted on Slack on Jan 29 at 2:09 PM)

I’d generally say no. That’s my recruiter perspective anyway.

Exceptions might be if you have a referral/strong connection to the company, and they have an expectation to respond. Other exceptions might be if you have a pretty urgent request or job update (pending offer, etc).

In general though I think instead a better approach would be to try cold emailing another person in the company.

Have you tried a follow-up email after your cold email? It’s generally pretty common for recruiters to need a nudge after 7-10 days.