my cold email response rate is abysmal
looking for some advice on how to cold-email. i usually use something along the lines of:
I hope you are well. My name is banananobo and I am a school sophomore studying finance. I found your info on LinkedIn and wanted to reach out, as I'd love to learn more about your work at bank. [add things in common if we have them].
I know you're busy, but would you happen to have any time in the coming weeks for a 15 minute call? I'd be more than happy to schedule a time that works best for you, and would really appreciate the opportunity. In case it's helpful to provide more context on my background, I've also attached my resume for your reference.
Thank you so much and I look forward to hearing from you.
my response rate is around 5%, even after following up 2-3 times, and even though i'm emailing alums and am from a target. at this rate, i'm running out of people to talk to, not because there's not enough but because nobody replies to me. what am i doing wrong?