An Endeavor Agency agent introduced one of their clients to a key contact inside an organization the client was targeting for a job. Neither the client nor the agent knew anyone inside this organization. Unfortunately, our client just couldn’t bring herself to reach out to someone they didn’t know. The agent instigated a three-way introduction via email because Endeavor located the key person’s email address.
“Remind me, have we met before?” came the response to the email introduction from the key contact.
The agent replied, “I don’t believe we have. I just wanted to highly recommend my friend I mentioned for the open executive position. You couldn’t go wrong with an investment of 15 minutes on a conference call with them. Let me know how I can help.”
This time, it worked. The key person replied and set up a call. This doesn’t always work, but the odds are infinitely greater than if the agent never reached out at all.
Most of the time, there is either no reply or the person just replies and happily takes the call. It’s rare to get the question of “Do I know you?”
Fear is what holds us back in most cases. Fear of rejection. Fear of embarrassment. Those are internal emotions that we control. Once you let go of those things, you can do anything.
But for all of those clients who can’t, Endeavor is happy to help start the conversation.
Endeavor Agency, Inc. is the nation’s leading agency helping individual executives, professionals and physicians find the jobs they truly want. The combination of additional resources, expertise and manpower helps Endeavor clients uncover more and better job opportunities than what they could access on their own.
Endeavor Agency helps rebrand clients to effectively communicate their value throughout the interview process and increase their odds dramatically of winning offers. Additionally, Endeavor Agency helps clients achieve better results in negotiating the terms of their employment agreements.
Endeavor Agency also provides executive coaching, outplacement services and guides executives focused on the private equity and venture capital market segments.