Being in the market for a new developer position I cold email recruiters, hiring managers and engineers all the time but I never know who to follow up with if they don't respond.
UPDATE: As one reader pointed out that a bitly in a cold email might get your email in the spam folder, my greatest success with this was actually on Linkedin. Guess now I know why :)
This what I came up with to see if my resume was viewed:
- Put your resume on google docs and get a public link.
- Use http://bitly.com to generate unique links for every outreach email etc.
Bitly will now show you if the link was clicked on!
P.S. I'm still looking for a position in NYC if you know of anything or if you'd like to hire me you hit me up at email@example.com!
Top comments (2)
How have your views been? I can't imagine a cold email with a bit.ly link is going to get through most spam filters.
Lol, good point! Actually used it mostly for Linkedin where it worked very well.