Does anyone have any tips for increasing response rate? Should I be sending them out at a specific time and day of the week? Out of 30 emails, I got one reply. We had a 10 min conversation in which he ended saying I should call him again. I emailed him thanking him and asking " In learning more about PE or finance, in general, do you think there is anyone else I should talk to?" and he didn't respond. Should I just power through? I feel like there has to be a flaw in my email.
Quick Guide to Improving cold email response rate
Keep the email short and succinct. You don't want to overload them with information. Make it easier for them to send a quick reply.
- Try alternating when you send the email.
- Follow up on emails with calls
- Alternate between times of day
- You may have just reached out at a bad time
Personalize the email by adding in a quick common interest. It does not have to be much just a phrase or sentence. Use the subject line to catch attention. Put your undergraduate school name in the subject if it's an alumni etc.
Remember that it is still a numbers game. Reach out to as many people as possible.
from certified user @Dingdong08
I'm on the receipt side of cold emails and calls but replying to cold anything highly depends on when I receive the email/call. If I happen to be at my desk and not busy, I reply.
If I'm on the road, in meetings or just busy in general I'll likely forget. I like to help out kids and I try to reply but sometimes I just forget. I'd recommend persistence and alternating emails and calls.
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