Taro Logo
Profile picture
Alex ChiouTech Lead @ Robinhood, Meta, Course Hero

Cold Messages

You're applying to tons of software engineer jobs, and it's not working out. In your desperation, you come up with a genius idea: You'll reach out to company employees directly with a cold message. That'll work right? Guess again. This lesson teaches you:

  • Why cold messaging isn't as effective as software engineers think
  • How a reliance on cold messages often mask a deeper personal problem for the engineer
  • The necessary conditions for a cold message to have a high likelihood of working
  • Why cold messages are far more effective with startups and near useless for Big Tech
  • How to write an excellent cold message, demonstrated by a thorough example of a bad cold message vs. a good cold message