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Lucy
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What would you say are some pro tips to let some be comfortable with you? Speaking about a relevant person maybe for a possible internship at her/his company which is new to you.

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Ryan
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Thanks for the wonderful question, Lucy.

Reaching out to a recruiter/executive is like writing a cover letter when applying for a position in a company . The only difference here is that you only have about 10 seconds to impress that person.

I always follow two rules when I'm about to interact with a recruiter/person:

1. Before you start interacting, be sure to do a thorough research on the company and the profile you would want to apply for.

2. Talk about who you are, what you do and how you would add value to that person's business/organization. 

The key word here is 'Add value'.

No one would be interested in knowing who you are or what you do unless you have something that would potentially add value to their company. 

Be sure to reach out to the concerned person and make a personal impact. 

Hope this helps! 

Have a great day!

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Chet
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The first thing is to SMILE and be jovial, as  the recruiter is already aware that she is going get a ton of people approaching her for opportunities. So don’t be too overbearing or too pushy for an opportunity. 

The second tip here is to quickly google or LinkedIn the person to know more about the person, so that you know where she/he comes from and their background. 

The last thing is to have your 17 second elevator pitch ready. Think about it, you’re meeting a person for the first time, you want to make sure the person remembers you but at the same time to be exclusive in your speech. 

So to summarise: Know your person, be casual and have your sales pitch ready for the other person to take cues from it. 

Hope it helps!

Chet

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Kassem Fawaz
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Hi Lucy, 

I find that when we mirror the other person's traits; his/her body language, tone, and even the way he/she dresses (casual, business casual, or a suit), it makes them more comfortable.

For example I had a friend in San Francisco that applied for a job at Google. He showed up to the interview in a tuxido, and the interviewer was in jeans and a shirt. The interviewer considered him to not fit within their culture and that he did not do enough research about the company. My friend did not get the job, even though he met all the other requirements of the job.

I hope my answer is helpful and wish you all the best!

Kassem 

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Philipp Borchardt
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Hi,

Great tips given here!!!

One last thing in my opinion would be to prepare some questions and to write down the answers. It doesn't matter what kind of question it is (of course keep it professional) but even if it's a specific word or abreviation that you don't understand it will show the person that you are not affraid of not knowing something and that you are interested in knowing more about the company or the mission.

 

I wish you the best!!!

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