How to ace a cold email, according to hiring experts: ‘Change your mindset to a warm email’

“For college students and young professionals looking to get their foot in the door of their target industry, a cold email is often the first step. It’s a task that is often daunting, though — particularly for those without previous work experience. 

A cold email is an important way to network within your potential field of interest, Monster career expert Vicki Salemi tells CNBC Make It. Cold emails set you apart from other job applicants and allow you to demonstrate that you are willing to think outside the box.

“When you email someone, you’re building a relationship. Don’t think of a job like a transaction. Think of it like a long-term relationship where you want to make and build strong connections to get your foot in the door,” Salemi says. “Your peers and colleagues may not necessarily be doing this. So this is one way to stand out and connect with people who can help you and who can advance your career.” 

To successfully send a cold email — and get on your dream company’s radar — hiring experts share their tips in this step-by-step guide.”

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