Making direct contact with recruiters and hiring managers is much more likely to yield positive results than simply applying for roles online. In this guide you’ll find templates that you can copy, paste and customize to suit your needs. Don’t send out anymore messages that fail to get you the responses you deserve. We’ll tell you the mistakes that you need to avoid, plus the things you absolutely need to do to get your messages read!
Making direct contact with recruiters and hiring managers is much more likely to yield positive results than simply applying for roles online. In this guide you’ll find templates that you can copy, paste and customize to suit your needs. Don’t send out anymore messages that fail to get you the responses you deserve. We’ll tell you the mistakes that you need to avoid, plus the things you absolutely need to do to get your messages read!Buy nowRead more testimonials
Making direct contact with recruiters and hiring managers is much more likely to yield positive results than simply applying for roles online. In this guide you’ll find templates that you can copy, paste and customize to suit your needs. Don’t send out anymore messages that fail to get you the responses you deserve. We’ll tell you the mistakes that you need to avoid, plus the things you absolutely need to do to get your messages read!Buy nowRead FAQs
We explain exactly how to, and how not to, make direct contact with hiring managers and recruiters
Pre-prepared email templates written by a recruitment expert will help you to open doors
Best practice, insider insight from the world of recruitment
Instant download in an easy-to-read, accessible PDF format
Includes a script for directly applying for a job opportunity
Includes a script for following up on a job application
Includes a script for speculatively contacting a hiring manager
Includes a script for speculatively emailing an agency recruiter
As founder of The English Meeting Room, I have helped hundreds of professionals improve their chances of landing jobs they love. As a former international recruiter, I understand what works in today’s competitive job market and my actionable job-search advice is followed by over 500,000 professionals on LinkedIn.
As international recruiters we have helped people from all over the world land great roles in amazing organisations. We know how the job market works and understand what kind of candidates hiring managers are looking for. Our mission is to help as many people as possible find incredible career opportunities.
We regularly review and update our products to bring you best-practice tools for today's job market
We understand the global market & have worked with clients across Europe, Middle East, India, Asia, Australia & North America
As former recruiters, we have reviewed thousands of CVs, as well as headhunted & interviewed hundreds of professionals like you
We’ve been consistently sharing our advice & best practices. In 2020, LinkedIn recognised us as a Top Voice, globally, for career & job-search advice
Hannah is extremely professional and articulate. I would certainly recommend working with her!
[Hannah's] consultation was so good and prepared an exceptional, tailor-made CV... I was successful in a job interview last week and the recruiting manager praised my CV and I believe that it created an overall impact to my previous work experience.
Hannah is an extremely professional lady with a great amount of knowledge in creating professional and eye catching CV’s/LinkedIn profiles. She gives her clients the time they need, with excellent listening skills. I would highly recommend Hannah.
We are a small team of two people who have a wealth of experience in international recruitment. We personally work on each and every project through to completion, we treat you as an individual and value your unique experience, situation and skills. When working with The English Meeting Room you’ll know exactly who you’ll be working with.
As recruiters, we reviewed thousands of CVs and LinkedIn profiles, coached many candidates through challenging interview processes and successfully headhunted people from all over the world into excellent positions - we can position you to get found and hired.
Hannah has been recognised as a leading voice to follow for job search and career advice on LinkedIn, building a community of over 500,000 professionals internationally, appearing on podcasts, webinars and training events.
We have lived and worked internationally and have worked with clients from the Middle East (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, Egypt), UK, the United States, Canada, Australia, Asia, Europe, & Africa. We understand what it takes to get found by Head Hunters, HR and Hiring Managers from top companies all over the world.
If you are not sure what service is right for you, then please get in touch and we will do our best to guide you in the right direction and answer any questions you might have!
When we founded The English Meeting Room our aim was to support non-native English speakers to succeed in the international business world where English is the language predominantly used through the job search process. Hannah is qualified to teach English as a foreign language and we wanted to use this skill to empower job seekers. Over time, our influence and reach has grown and we now work with clients from all over the world, both native and non-native English speakers, to succeed in the international job market.
Every year LinkedIn publishes a list of content creators which it recognises as driving today’s professional conversations. To compile this list, they use a combination of qualitative and quantitative signals — including engagement (including reactions, comments and shares across each member’s content); posting cadence; and follower growth. Hannah was included as one of the top 10 people to follow globally for job search and career advice.
Our focus is on quality rather than quantity. Because of this we take on a limited number of clients, clients who we treat as individuals, work closely with and give our full attention to. Many CV and resume writing platforms will offer you faster turnaround times at lower prices, however, this is not how we work. Our bespoke and unique approach means that there may be slightly longer wait times. We work predominantly with professionals who are pre-empting a career move and have time on their side, however, if you require an expedited service, this can be requested and will be considered at an additional cost, dependent upon availability.
Whilst they have different histories, today, the terms CV and resume are used interchangeably and refer to the document you submit when applying to a job. This document is essentially a sales tool which outlines your relevant skills and experience for the position you are applying to. Generally, the term CV is used in the UK and countries where British English is spoken, whereas resume is used in the US and countries where American English is spoken. However, in the US, the term CV is used to refer to a longer document that details a complete work history, qualifications, publications and other relevant information. This type of longer document may be requested in academia and some other select professions.
All of our sales are final and we work with you until you are satisfied with the outcome.
Every job search and application process has a multitude of variables, therefore no career services business can ever offer you guarantees. We do, however, guarantee that we will treat you as an individual offering you our personal investment into your project and our commitment to the outlined process. Your satisfaction is paramount to us.
We have lived, worked and recruited internationally and understand what it takes to be hired by top organisations from all over the world. We work with clients globally, and because all of our consultations are completed online, we are in no way restricted geographically.
Because we work internationally we charge in USD. Our payment processing is powered by Stripe and most international credit and debit cards are accepted.
We work with professionals across all industries. However, we recognise that some roles are very niche and specialised and that you may need a CV/resume writer who uniquely understands your industry and job role. If you are unsure whether we would be the best fit for you, then please get in touch with us. We will always give you our honest feedback regarding how we can help and will direct you to seek out someone specialised in your industry if we think that is the best approach.
All of our CVs/resumes are created with ATS in mind and we follow industry best practice to ensure that all the information included in your CV/resume will be correctly processed by recruitment software. We also know that it is ultimately a human being who rejects and shortlists CVs/resumes and these people should always be your primary audience. There is lots of misinformation about ATS and we would advise you to be wary of anyone who is claiming that your current CV/resume is being ‘rejected’ by ATS as this is not wholly accurate.
ATS stands for Applicant Tracking System. These systems are used by many large organisations and most recruitment agencies to store and track applicant details and CVs/resumes. When applying for roles online, it is quite normal for your CV/resume to be processed and stored in such a system. These systems allow your CV/resume to be searched and scanned for keywords and phrases that match job opportunities and some software will also rank CVs by relevance. Typically, ATS will not reject your CV/resume, however there are certain formatting standards that enable your document to be more accurately processed by this software.