Cold calling by sectors, WAS: So many jobs...

Subject: Cold calling by sectors, WAS: So many jobs...
From: John Posada <JPosada -at- book -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2003 17:30:12 -0400

I'd like to change the subject a little.

In this discussion, it was mentioned more than once that the best way for an
employer to procure qualified help is to raid the resources of their

Within ethical boundaries, job seekers can do the same thing. By ethical
boundaries, I mean you are more valuable if you know how the world works
around your employer's world, which includes the same world as your
employer's competitors. Because of working at B&, I have a pretty good
idea of how large webs for ecommerce works. If was looking for a job, I'd
look for openings in that world...might not I inquire at or if I wanted to more to Seattle or CA (which I don't)?

Note that this is different than cashing in on proprietary information and
techniques about how B& does something...that is bad.

Anyway, go to the following link at yahoo:

This page lists all the sectors for commercial companies, my company being ;
Services; Retail (Specialty).

In that sector is B& along with a whole bunch of companies in the same
sector. If you click on the link for each of them, you get the location
right on that page...a targeted address for cold calling if I ever saw one.

After all...if you are experienced in a particular sector, might not the
other companies in that sector (and related sectors) consider that of

John Posada, Senior Technical Writer
"If you're afraid to be second-guessed, you better not make any decisions."
--Hal Sutton, America's 2004 Ryder Cup Captain

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