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    Following on from Darrens thread on the old ways of finding a gig not working any more http://forums.contractoruk.com/busin...rking-now.html

    Has anyone had any success with targetting end client decision makers with a cold email of your CV ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The ideal candidate View Post
    Following on from Darrens thread on the old ways of finding a gig not working any more http://forums.contractoruk.com/busin...rking-now.html

    Has anyone had any success with targetting end client decision makers with a cold email of your CV ?
    Yep, with small outfits with no HR operation. Landed a couple of gigs that way. Just picked up the phones, spoke nicely to the receptionist and she put me through to the MD.

    With bigger Cos though you just hit a brick wall. They'll tell you to send your CV to the HR dept and 9 times out of 10 they'll only hire you via their preferred supplier.

    That's my experience anyhow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The ideal candidate View Post
    Following on from Darrens thread on the old ways of finding a gig not working any more http://forums.contractoruk.com/busin...rking-now.html

    Has anyone had any success with targetting end client decision makers with a cold email of your CV ?
    I landed my last gig in this way, after having connected speculatively on LinkedIn first and sending my CV through immediately after, with a nice covering note.
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