Email Script Critique: No Sleepy Emails

ask danny Jan 30, 2018

Script Submission

Good afternoon,

I hope this email finds you well. I am reaching out to you today because I came across your profile, and it really piqued my interest. I was most impressed with your extensive UX background, and capability to drive end-to-end research and design work at ABC Company.

I noticed that you’ve been working at ABC Company for about 2 and a half years now (that’s awesome!), and I hope it’s still going great. But, in case you’re looking to explore something new, I have a UX Designer role and a Senior UX Designer opportunity in mind. I think these roles could be a fit, and I’d love to share them with you.

I am always looking to network with passionate and ambitious design individuals, and would love to learn more about you and your career goals. Are you open to a conversation? Let me know if you are available anytime this week to chat.

I look forward to connecting!

Danny’s Critique:
So there are these cool eye tracking...

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Should I answer or ignore?

ask danny Jan 30, 2018

Hi Danny,
It seems like all the training, etc says to block out hours of time to execute – do not answer the phone during these times. Here is my question – I am calling and leaving voice mail after voice mail – both marketing and recruiting – don’t I want to answer the phone to see if it’s one of these people calling me back? Yes, I have caller ID but sometimes it’s hard to tell who is calling. I have tried leaving specific blocks of time when I can be reached for callbacks on voicemail messages but often people don’t pay attention. How does it work with your top producers?

Danny’s response,
There would be zero shoplifting, a billion dollar problem in America, if we installed X ray machines and hired Bar Bouncers at the entrances to beat up anybody caught doing it. But then nobody would go in the store. So “Retail Reality” is you are going to take the risk of some loss in order to have an overall “flow” to...

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Keeping the Faith

Uncategorized Jan 29, 2018

Hi Danny,

I’m a 20-year veteran of the business and have had a fair amount of success ($5+ million in placements). However, I specialize in IT and, as of late, find myself rethinking whether I’m still capable in this field. I’ve zipped two months in a row and am having a very hard time staying positive and pounding the rock. I find myself disgusted by 2 p.m. and indulging my own personal “Weapons of Mass Distraction.” I’ve worked my way out of slumps before and weathered the recessions of ‘82 and ‘91/92 but am finding this recession even more frustrating. Other than increasing my confidence through success (placements) which obviously works, is there another elixir of confidence out there? What should I be reading, listening to, drinking, smoking? Hey, trust me; I’m keeping all options open on this.

Danny’s response,

If this were 12-18 months ago, my advice would be the same that I gave the two IT recruiters in...

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"We'll Never Be Royals or Loyals"

ask danny Jan 26, 2018

Hi Danny,
For some reason I am finding old clients going to new sources although our candidates are staying, no one left, and I can’t find any issues.

Without seeming desperate how can I ask them what happened?

I have asked one and they said it wasn’t their call and they don’t know why. We don’t work on exclusivity so I can’t understand what happened.

At the same time, for some reason some companies are still signing contracts, giving us a mandate then not replying although I know they are working with other recruiters on the mandates we were asked to work on or they leave me in the dust.

What am I doing wrong????

I feel like the market is picking up yet I had the two most terrible quarters imaginable…H-E-L-P


Danny's response:
The world you want, and think you have earned, one in which whenever there is an opening or staffing need at the clients you’ve done quality work for, they all sit in a meeting, sign off the req and then send...

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