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How to reach someone if email not working?

Ross asked on May 14, 2018 - 2 answers

Hi there,

I have been struggling to reach a Partner and MD at BCG who works in my city and is an alumnus of my non-target undergrad school. I believe I found the correct BCG email, but I know that he has not read my email (using trackers).

Should I send a letter to his office?

Thanks for your suggestions!

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And what's the objective of your e-mail? Partner is a vary serious role, so not sure how he can help you.

Partners don't leave the e-mail unanswered, so most probably he saw the e-mail and decided not to answer. Or It was blocked as spam.

Another option may be linkedin.


Hi Vlad, the objective is to solicit a conversation with him and introduce myself as someone worthy enough for an interview. Is he too senior of a person for my networking efforts? — Ross on May 15, 2018

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And one more thing... I hate trackers, and can't be the only one. If you send me an email with tracker request, we are starting on the wrong foot. I'd use this feature with extreme caution, and never when I am asking for someone I dont know to help me.

Guennael, I agree that the tracker request would likely be off-putting; however, the tool I use does not request a read-receipt or anything similar - it's an inconspicuous tag in the email that only I can see. But I do agree with your premise in general, thank you for the comment — Ross on May 15, 2018