Grabbing Candidate Attention - Outbound Recruiting

We all know that identifying candidates is only half the battle, now we have to reach out to talk to them and sell our opportunity.

Here are some creative email examples from the best, Derek Zeller.

Remember it's about THEM!

Subject: I don’t mean to bother you

Good Morning/Afternoon,

          I hope this email finds you well. We here at ABC company are always on the lookout for great people to join our staff. While doing research on the web I noticed your company is, (Add info from Engage Talent here as to why they may indeed be looking).  Would this be the case? If so we here at ABC Company would love to chat with you. To save time I use a scheduler Calendly/Appointment Quest so all you have to do is schedule 30 minutes with me and we can chat, I promise it will not hurt nor will it be a waste of your time. Below are some roles that would fit your background.

I look forward to speaking with you soon and if you are not interested please feel free to keep us in mind for the future.

Sincerely,

Derek Zeller

The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea.

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Subject: You won the lottery!

Hello (Name),

          Ok so no, you did not win the lottery, however, my company may be a great second place prize for you. You have a very impressive background and based on the profile I saw you said you were open to conversations for new employment. Also, after doing some research I noticed that (Add info from Engage Talent here as to why they may indeed be looking).  Would this be the case? If so we here at ABC Company would love to chat with you. To save time I use a scheduler Calendly/Appointment Quest so all you have to do is schedule 30 minutes with me and we can chat, I promise it will not hurt nor will it be a waste of your time. Below are some roles that would fit your background.

I look forward to speaking with you soon and if you are not interested please feel free to keep us in mind for the future.

Sincerely,

Derek Zeller

 In a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.

—Warren Buffett

Other Possible Subject Lines:

Subject: Are you ready for a change?

Subject: Email number 129 that you have probably received today

Subject: How is your work day going?

Subject: Time for a change?

Subject: Would you have a moment to look at something?

Derek Zeller is ENGAGE's Director of Recruiting Solutions, please reach out to schedule a consultation today!