How to reach out to IBM recruiters

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Find company recruiter email addresses

Once you find an opening that matches your experience and goals, the first step is to apply online on the company's website. But, some people think that's all they can do. It is not! You should also send a brief, but personalized cold email to the recruiter as a follow up. 

At Pathrise, fellows in the program have found that sending cold emails after submitting an applications triples their response rate. First, find a connection between you and the recruiter and then, personalize the email. 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 it out and use the information to help with your recruiter outreach!

How to get a job at IBM

When you find an open position that appeals to you, don't apply before doing research on the company. You want to make sure that you have a good understanding of their mission, values, culture, and products so that you can show how well you match their organization when interacting with recruiters, hiring managers, and other interviewers.

About IBM:

Mission: To lead in the creation, development, and manufacture of the industry's most advanced information technologies, including computer systems, software, networking systems, storage devices, and microelectronics. And our worldwide network of IBM solutions and service professionals translates these advanced technologies into business value for our customers. We translate these advanced technologies into value for our customers through our professional solutions, services, and consulting businesses worldwide.

IBM values:
  • Dedication to every client's success
  • Innovation that matters, for our company and for the world
  • Trust and personal responsibility in all relationships

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

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

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

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

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

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

IBM 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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