December 28, 2020


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Rejecting Rejections 2.0

Kareem Abukhadra

Author, Founder Relentless

I once cold-emailed someone pitching myself for a job.

They rejected me.

Apparently, my outreach wasn't personalized enough.

But I rejected their rejection, wrote a personalized email back to them, and re-emphasized why I was a good fit.

They didn't reply so I followed up.

And then, finally, they did.

There’s nothing more satisfying than turning a no into a yes.

Always push back. Always follow up.

Here's a screenshot of our interaction below.

Shoot me an email if you want to see the full thread!


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