[ID:0305] This section highlights the importance of calling potential overseas employers directly and staying organized with an employer tracking system. Although e-mail has become a common medium for professional communication, phone calls provide an element of human contact that can be really powerful in an international job search.
Phoning can show your determination and your personality in a way that e-mail simply cannot do. It can set you apart from hundreds of other applicants who don't take the trouble to find out who they should speak to in order to get hired.
Making the Case for Phoning International Employers
You probably already have a list of international employers (consulting firms, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), or international firms) but you don't know who to contact, their job titles or departments. Despite reading the organization's web site, you may still be unfamiliar with the companies' hiring procedures, what job openings are or will be available, or which professional qualifications are being sought.