As far as career advice goes, cold calling has to be the worst of the acceptable methods to find employment. It comes after applying for open positions, networking and contacting alumni. For those of you who are unfamiliar, when all of the above methods fail, you literally contact whomever begging for a job. The chances of scoring a job this way have to be about those of winning at the slot machines in Atlantic City, but I suppose it's better than doing nothing.
What about cold-emailing? Sending out emails to potential employers who probably aren't looking to hire someone. Are you chances of getting hired worse or better when a cold-email may end up in a potential employer's spam box?
Well, desperate times calls for desperate measures and Georgetown is going to make sure that Georgetown Grads are employed, even if they have to resort to cold-emailing.
A BIDER reader forwarded me the following email with the caveat: "FYI, I did NOT go to G'town undergrad or law. Also we are located several hundred miles from Washington DC. This just appeared in my in-box. How they got my name, I have no idea."