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How to reach out to Bird recruiters

We have worked with 700+ people on each step of their job search, culminating in great offers from top tech companies. With every job-seeker, we have learned inside information and data. So, we wanted to share our tips and knowledge to help you land a great job, too. 

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Find company recruiter email addresses

Once you see an opening that fits with your background and goals, send in an application on the company's website. But, don't get stuck in the online portal black hole. Instead, you should also send a brief and personalized cold email to the recruiter as a follow up. 

At Pathrise, fellows have found that sending a cold email after applying online triples their response rate. These cold emails should be personalized based on the company and recruiter. If you are not sure what to say, use this guide with our cold email template to help you.

In order to help you successfully send cold emails, we have compiled email addresses for recruiters at many of the top tech companies. Check out our guide and email list!

How to get a job at Bird

Before you apply for a role, you should research the company so you can learn about their mission, values, culture, and products. Take this information to heart as you plan your interactions with recruiters and hiring managers. All of your conversations should show your expertise in the company.

About Bird:

Mission: To make cities more livable by reducing car usage, traffic, and carbon emissions

Bird values:
  • Think community first
  • Invest in inclusion
  • Seek the missing perspective
  • Drive impact
  • Focus on results that bring our mission within reach
  • Dare to revolutionize
  • Celebrate innovation
  • Don't be afraid to learn from a misstep

Get more inside information on Bird, including interview questions and processes, in our How to get a job at Bird guide.

Personalize the email for your role

When you reach out in your cold emails, you need to hit the right points for your role. Use these tips to ensure you are catching their eye so they move you forward.

When you email the:

Bird software engineering recruiter, make sure you research the programming languages that they use and highlight your expertise in each one.

Bird product design recruiter, make sure your portfolio showcases all of your skills throughout the entire design process.

Bird data science recruiter, make sure you mention relevant projects that match the goals of the company.

Bird marketing recruiter, make sure you quantify the results in your background statements because it is more impressive.

Bird product management recruiter, make sure you research their products heavily and talk about how your background connects to their current work.

Bird sales recruiter, make sure you focus on how you approach your funnels differently and why you are the right fit for this specific team.

How to write cold emails for job applications

You can use our template to send strong cold emails along with your applications.

Hi [recruiter name],

[Personal greeting and intro]. [Include reason for reaching out].

[Insert interest in company’s product/values/mission and a follow up statement tying in your background]. [insert any other relevant background information - tie it into the job description].

[Tie interest in company and background into a closing statement]. [End with an ask to connect or to move forward in the process].

Best, [Your name]

Here is the template filled out so you can get a sense for how to do it yourself:

Hi [recruiter name]

I recently applied for the [position] I saw on [platform] and noticed you are a [role] at [company]. While I am not sure if you are the right person to contact, I definitely have the experience that the team is seeking.

As a Math major, I’ve taken the time on the side to perfect my code to analyze data problems. I’ve worked on 10+ data projects focusing on data cleaning, visualization, and prediction models using machine learning, neural network, and topic modeling. For example, with work in [impact statement], I can see myself leveraging those experiences to scale the data mountain at [company].

I know you are super busy, but I would appreciate the opportunity to hop on a quick call to learn more about [specific role/team]. Would you be free for a 15-minute call either [timeframe 1] or [timeframe 2]?

Best, [your name]

With recruiter email addresses and cold email templates at your disposal, you should be on your way to more application responses and interview requests.

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