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Sometimes your desired job in the ideal location isn't available or hasn't been posted yet? How do our panelists feel about reaching out to institutions with a cold call or email? Some common questions are: Who do you recommend reaching out to first (section chief, department chair)? Do you include a cover letter and CV right off the bat? Do you try to set up a short phone call or zoom meeting? If you get no response at first, how and when do you go about following up?