How to reach out to Gitlab recruiters

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Find company recruiter email addresses

Once you find an open position that matches your background and goals, apply on the company website. Then, follow up with a compelling and concise cold email to the recruiter or hiring manager. This will help bring your resume to the top of the pile and put a "face" to the name.

At Pathrise, candidates triple their application response rate when they send cold emails along with their apps. These emails should be brief and personalized based on the company and the 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 to help as you prepare to reach out to recruiters.

How to get a job at Gitlab

Before you apply for any open role, you need take spend time researching the company. Learn about their mission, values, culture, and products before you interact with recruiters, hiring managers, and other employees. This information will help you craft strong responses and successfully show your fit.

About Gitlab:

Mission: To deliver value to all customers by engaging in a consistent, repeatable, scalable way across defined segments so that customers see the value in their investment with GitLab, and we retain and drive growth in our within our enterprise customers.

Gitlab values:
  • Collaboration
  • Results
  • Efficiency
  • Diversity
  • Iteration
  • Transparency

Get more inside information on Gitlab, including interview questions and processes, in our How to get a job at Gitlab 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:

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

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

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

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

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

Gitlab 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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