Today is a short post because I need to keep focused on sending 40 pain letters to Hiring Managers at my targeted employers in Phoenix.
And painful they are. Each takes me about an hour to research and write because I’m trying to guess at what their HR issues might be then showcase an experience from my career where I solved that very issue.
They feel like a shot in the dark just like cover letters do, but the claim is that pain letters are more successful at getting a response than conventional cover letters. If I send 40 pain letters I should expect approximately 10 responses.
I continue to write them along with talking with new people and keeping in contact with my existing network—gotta work all strategies, not just one.
Wish me productivity.