Generally, it is best to let the tone of your relationship dictate the tone of your note. However, it’s a good idea to keep jokes to a minimum, even if you know the person fairly well.
After receiving my degree from the Naval Academy, I went into active duty as a commissioned Naval Officer. I spent the next 3 years doing a variety of jobs for the Navy. I was a division officer (think office manager) on a supply ship based out of Bremerton, Washington, the USS Sacramento (AOE-1). During the times I was on the ship I had a division in the Deck department (people who do some maintenance but also do the supply transfers when we replenish ships) and with the ITs as the Communications Officer. Also, during those three years I attended the Navy’s Surface Warfare Officer School, Communications Officer School, and Legal Officer School.
Before you start wailing about the costs of having such experts, remember that you don’t have to pay them full time. You can bring in a temporary in house expert to focus exclusively on your needs and then let them go when the task is finished. To do this, you simply turn your back on human resource outsourcing firms and look for specialized human resource staffing companies.
Third example: The meeting. How many meetings to you attend in any given month? Are the meetings really necessary? What you hear is, “Well, we have always had a weekly (daily, three times weekly, etc. ) meeting, always, that is what we do.” Does each meeting begin with the agenda and the purpose for the meeting? Is there a structure and a clear lead or facilitator of the meeting? Does the meeting end with defined roles and action steps with dates attached? Answer the questions. Start with how many meetings do you attend in a given month, plus add up the amount of potentially productive time is being lost by attending these meetings.
Make sure you have an ample supply of business cards before attending the networking event. You’re going to give a lot away to people who might seem like a waste of your time, but they may eventually pass your card to someone who needs your services.
Ellie Kay is a bestselling award winning author, national radio commentator, and regular media guest as well as gifted speaker. She is a graduate of Colorado Christian University with a degree in the management of university hr.
To help you along the way for the most common type of resume, just make a list of all of the things you are good at. After you’ve done that you can narrow it down to the things you are best at out of the good. Then narrow it down to what can fit into a couple of sentences. First how you see yourself, then second how you want the company to view you for the position.
Once you start searching you will find huge number of PR firms in the market. The list may be endless, but if you search in the right direction, you will definitely be able to find the firm suiting your needs and requirements.