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Is Sending Holiday Cards To Hiring Managers Trying Too Hard?

Dear Experts, I interviewed at a company recently and haven't heard back yet. The hiring manager told me he was interviewing a lot of people for this job and wouldn't make a decision until after the first of the year. I sent a hand-written thank-you note to the hiring manager right after my interview. I feel like we had a really good connection. So, I was also thinking perhaps I should send him a holiday card, but wondered if that would be seen as trying too hard. What do you think? Here is how our CAREEREALISM-Approved Experts answered this question on Twitter:


Sending Holiday Cards To Hiring Managers Is...

Q#396 Sending card=timely; keep message brief/positive/personalized--link holiday message w/ "who you are." (@ValueIntoWords) Q#396 Sending cards is a GREAT idea. Even send small gifts - candy. It's all about being remembered. (@careers20) Q#396 Great idea: Say "gr8 2 meet u, have oppty 2 explore wkg w/ such terrific co, look 4wd 2 hrng fr u in 2010." (@juliaerickson) Q#396 I think sending a holiday card is a very nice idea. It's about establishing a connection and standing out. (@DebraWheatman) Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.
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