Sometimes I get cold calls from prospective employees. If you get me in person, I will politely talk to you for a few minutes and tell you to then apply on the website. If you give me an employees name, I will touch base with the employee, and if I get a thumbs up, you will probably get an interview.However...Sometimes I get, "This is Joe Doe, interested in working for you, please call me @ 312......"Sorry, that's not enough info to pique my interest. You haven't given me any information about yourself, I have no clue if you are qualified, and I don't even know what job you are interested in.or, "This is Ann Ran, and I was referred by one of your employees regarding the ____ position, please call me." Sorry, I'm way busier than I'd like to be, and if you can't even tell me who the secret employee is, or anything else about yourself, I can't call you back.IF you say "This is _______, I am a RN with ___ years experience in ____, and _________ suggested I contact you regarding __________,". I Will Call You back!This is what's often called an elevator speech. You meet someone on the elevator, and you have 30 seconds to make yourself a person of interest to the person at the receiving end. If you plan to directly contact any managers, recruiters, or other people of influence, create your elevator/phone speech, and be ready to use it!