Gwyneth Paltrow says Jeff Bezos ignored her email. What to do if this happens to you – MarketWatch

Gwyneth Paltrow says Jeff Bezos ignored her email. What to do if this happens to you – MarketWatch

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Even Gwyneth Paltrow gets dissed.The Goop founder has an enviable Rolodex of high-profile business contacts on speed dial that she can call up for advice, like Disney CEO Bob Iger, business coach Albert Lee and queen of all media, Oprah. But there’s one business influencer she says that she can’t get a hold of: Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.
“I’ve emailed him. He won’t email back, ” Paltrow told WSJ Magazine. A spokesperson for Bezos reportedly declined to comment.She’s apparently tried to connect with the world-renowned entrepreneur before. The former actress also told The Wall Street Journal earlier this year that she’d love to have dinner with Bezos: “I just have a lot of questions for him. .

Does he want to be the boss of the whole world or is there a beautiful, poetic strategy for the consumer? I’m totally fascinated -- he’s an enigma.”We’ve all suffered the silent treatment when reaching out to a prospective employer, a colleague, a friend we haven’t heard from or a potential love interest on a dating app.
Here are some strategic ways to check in, follow up, circle back and touch base (without having to use any of that corporate-speak).A potential employerFirst of all, If you’re cold-calling or emailing a company that you want to work for, you unfortunately have to go in with the expectation that you won’t hear anything back.“Don’t be an egoist, ” career coach Kathy Caprino told Moneyish. “You’re probably not going to hear back because that’s not how people are employed. It’s more through networking, so don’t take it personally.”Before sending an email out of the blue, Caprino suggests trying to connect with the person on social media platforms like LinkedIn; that way they have an idea of who you are and what you do, and so they might be more inclined to read your email. You can even send them a note like: “Saw ....

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