I’d argue that cold emails are an essential skill in this new world. A well written email or DM can get you in touch with nearly anyone you want. With the internet, everyone is accessible and reachable.
You’re one cold email away from landing that dream opportunity, meeting that trajectory-changing mentor, or making a lifelong friend.
This is a living document. If you have any recommended resources let me know. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Why You Should Cold Email?
— David Perell (@david_perell) September 25, 2020
- Cold email is your best friend
Contact people directly if you can. Almost everybody, no matter how powerful they are, reads their personal email. If you can’t find somebody’s email with a Google search, find their personal website or the website of the company they work for. pic.twitter.com/jEPbfnM9Bd
some of the luckiest things in my career have been due to cold emails.— Sriram Krishnan (@sriramk) December 24, 2019
Cold emails are a great way to open doors.— Brandon Zhang (@brandonthezhang) August 22, 2020
• Clear CTA
• Be clear and concise
• Show them what action you are going to undertake
• Show them you understand their business and model
• Answer “Why you are special?”
Here’s a picture of the email I sent to @jackbutcher: pic.twitter.com/6EuWyCzOAu
How do I Cold Email?
- How to write a cold email - Sriram Krishnan
- A Cold Outreach Strategy That Actually Works - Patrick Rivera
- 5 Tips for E-mailing Busy People - Tim Ferriss
- Repeatedly follow-up to show you care - Derek Sivers
- How to Write Cold Emails - Alexey Guzey
How to write a short cold email:— David Perell (@david_perell) June 20, 2020
1st sentence: Introduce yourself, and link to your website and an essay you’ve written.
2nd sentence: Show you’ve done your research by adding specifics.
3rd sentence: Make a bold request, and make it easy for the other person to help.
People oftentimes ask, “what format should my resume be in to pass the ATS check?”— Anna Melano (@anmelano) January 12, 2021
My advice? Use cold emails instead.
Here are three cold emails that worked. Check out what made them effective 👇
“What’s the best cold email you’ve gotten recently, Patrick?” I think you could literally teach this in classes: pic.twitter.com/mTv2PnKTqy— Patrick McKenzie (@patio11) June 30, 2016
Stumbled across the cold email I sent @shl to convince him to hire me at @Gumroad way back when and had a good laugh.— Ryan Delk (@delk) October 16, 2018
Still incredibly proud of the work we did to help creators earn a living doing what they love — $160 million paid out to creators (and counting!). pic.twitter.com/fVUVf3OG1o
A brief masterclass in how to write a great cold email that will probably land her an internship:— delian (@zebulgar) November 29, 2019
ps happy thanksgiving pic.twitter.com/PafJ6D0qA8
Found this old (egregious) email I sent to Evan Spiegel a few years back 😂— Niraj Pant (@niraj) December 24, 2019
Always shoot your shot! pic.twitter.com/oUAcbkwkgK