You will often hear me bang on about REACHING out to the BRANDS you would absolutely LOVE to work for ... I can't stress the 'absolutely LOVE' enough. The number #1 golden rule for getting traction with organically reaching out is to show GENUINE sincerity, love, drive, excitement and interest in the brand.
Just imagine if you had your own brand or business and received emails from hopeful interns or employees, the stand out emails would be the ones that did the above right? The ones that really showed they loved you, understood you and REALLLLLLY wanted to work with you.
Trust me, reaching out to the ones YOU LOVE will make this process (and your life) 1000000000000000 times easier! How much easier is it to write about something you love compared to something that you don't love so much?!
Let's get technical Honey! Let's create a HIT-LIST of the brands you want to work for! Plus some other vital info that will keep you super organised and 100% on it! I like to do it in a spreadsheet on Google Sheets but OFC you can use Microsoft Excel or any other format that works for you. This is how I did it at Uni and I managed to get a role at Cosmo!
See the video above.
So that you can understand what makes an engaging and stand out reach-out email, this is what I would LOVE to see (and other brands will too):
Here are 3 reasons why I would make a great addition to your team:
Here are 3 reasons I LOVE [insert brand]:
If not, just post your question in the FYI Forum and we will answer it within 24 hours. Better yet — you may even get other members responding with their prime knowledge!