Archive for December, 2011
By now you have probably sent out all of your holiday cards. You’re sure you covered everyone when you realize that you should send holiday cards to the hiring managers you’ve connected with in 2011.
This is a wonderful way to touch base, follow up, and send warm wishes to someone who you hope will call you for an opportunity in 2012.
Sending a holiday card is easy. Just call the company, ask for the contacts address, and stamp!
The hard part is picking out a tasteful, general card that isn’t too much glitter but will stand out nonetheless.
- Assume this person celebrates a certain holiday. You don’t want to send a Happy Hanukkah card to someone who is looking forward to a white Christmas
- Get a large card. The more space you have the more room there is for mistakes. You also have to come up with a lengthy “Happy Holiday” note
- Spell the name wrong
- Send an E-Card. Even if it’s personal it’s still “generated”
- Make it personal. Remember the last time you spoke? I’m sure the hiring manager has had that baby, went on that vacation, got married…wish them well and make it personal if you can
- Play it safe and send “Happy Holidays” or “Season’s Greetings”
- Hand write personal messages
- Send the card to arrive on time (at least five or six days before Christmas)
- Follow up after the New Year – sending a card is a good way to open the flood gates of communication. Following up in 2012 is the perfect start to a new year full of networking
Do you have questions about your holiday cards? Feel free to comment on our Facebook page and we’ll answer all your questions.
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Now is the time to celebrate the holidays! Hopefully you are close to completing all holiday shopping, booked and confirmed all travel arrangements, and have brainstormed New Year’s Eve plans.
With company holiday parties taking place this week and next, it’s interesting that 96% of employees would rather not attend. And not only would they skip out on the festivities, they would also prefer money instead.
According to Moxie Bird only 4% of voters would prefer a holiday party. Others voted for a cash bonus, salary increase, and more paid time off.
Would you rather have a holiday party or money for the holidays? (Both is not an option!)
We took a poll at PCG’s office and we opted for a holiday party, of course! We love our team.
Tell us what you think on our Facebook page.
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Today we are proud to announce that the Pyramid Team will be donating their time to City Harvest. If you’re interested, individually or as a company, in giving back this holiday season, City Harvest is a great option where you can come together to help those in need.
What will we be doing?
We will gather at Union Square’s farmers market to offer bags to food vendors for their left over food. After passing around the bags we will make our rounds to help pack and pick up the bags to load the City Harvest truck.
We are very excited to be part of this and hope you can find ways to give back this holiday season too! Happy Holidays!
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There are many ways to apply for a job these days. You can apply through LinkedIn, job boards, a company’s corporate site, and through an ever unattainable connection.
When applying for a job through a website you can easily attach your cover letter and resume. However, when you apply directly through email you may question whether or not to attach your cover letter or copy and paste it in the body of the email.
Why should you attach?
- Attach a cover letter and only write a few introductory sentences as inline text. This way the Hiring Manager isn’t overwhelmed with paragraphs and may be more inclined to open your attachments.
Why you should not attach?
- The Hiring Manager doesn’t have time to open attachments so you decide copy and paste your cover letter.
Both options could work; it really depends on the Hiring Manager. In our experience, our recruiters would prefer to see the cover letter as inline text. This way they can get a feel for your personality, experience, and interest level.
If you’re email consists of: “Please consider me for this position” then the Hiring Manager will not take the time to open your attachments. Including a personalized cover letter in your email with resume attached, may be your best bet!
Do you have more questions about how to contact a connection with a cover letter and resume? Please email sbellow(at)pyramidcg(dot)com.
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