Are you fresh out of college?
Or maybe just bored with that job you took because your parents had suggested it in the first place?
Or maybe that job you took was not what it seemed when you applied?
Reaching out to companies and start-ups is a way out for a lot of these people.
But maybe, just maybe having a great CV and using it to leverage attention isn’t such a great idea anymore.
Let’s be honest. Most of these companies don’t even check their mail. You probably end up in the spam folder.
A piece of paper that someone got from school/college does not predict his or her future. It is simply a record of the past.
And more often it neither shows that person’s intent nor his/her passion. So why bother? Why waste your energy?
Internet, the great equalizer, has given us a new opportunity. Direct message. The kids call it the DMs.
They are on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. This lets anyone reach out to anyone.
I could send a message to Elon Musk right now.
Asking if he likes pineapple on his pizza. And he would actually get it.
He may even read it. Unless he blocks me first…
So I want you all to DM all the companies and CEOs and HR guys of the companies you want to work in.
Start a conversation about what you can do for them.
Do not always go for what you’d get. Ask them what they need.