That was a very moving gesture - Thank you Tom!
I received another gift from a candidate for a sales position I am filling for a client. When I opened the FedEx package, there was a brand new size 10 (not my size) Dexter (not my brand) Penny Loafer (not my style) for my left foot (no right foot so I can't wear it anyway). The loafer had a note inside on personalized stationary, that said:
Dave, just wanted to get my foot in the door. Please consider me for the position with [client company]. Sincerely, [candidate name].
So the shoe wasn't supposed to fit, it was simply a VERY MEMORABLE WAY to stand out in the crowd of candidates.
What was the most memorable thing you ever did or someone ever did to you to stand out and/or get attention? Forward the link to this article so that we can accumulate a nice collection of memorable actions!
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