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FasterThanASnakeAndAMongoose Mon 29-Aug-16 21:55:31

Please settle a debate. Dh is sending out 50+ letters to introduce himself to potential employers. He is already well established in his industry.

Stamps will be very expensive and printing will be a faff. Emailing would be so much easier.

He works in an industry which uses email more than written letters.

I think emailing would be fine. He would still personalise each email and send them separately obviously.

DH thinks a typed letter with a handwritten signature is more professional.

What do you think mumsnet?

tiggerbounce77 Mon 29-Aug-16 22:02:15

I personally think a letter would be better, it shows more effort has gone into it. Also emails often get overlooked in your inbox and often end up in spam folders

microscope Mon 29-Aug-16 22:03:54

Letter initially then chase those who haven't replied within a fortnight with an email "I was wondering if you received my letter of (date), a copy is attached" then some blurb about why he'd like to work for them

Portobelly Mon 29-Aug-16 22:04:59

If he's looking for just one good lead maybe select a first wave of candidates, and send them letters. And then send a second batch if they aren't fruitful? Fifty seems like a lot?

FasterThanASnakeAndAMongoose Mon 29-Aug-16 22:08:26

Thank you all. I agree - 50 does seem a lot. Perhaps we could reduce the group and then do a second wave, good idea.

DH is rubbing his hands gleefully because it turns out he was right grin

Oh god, I'm going to have to go to Staples for supplies and try not to binge on lovely pens.

daisym00n Tue 30-Aug-16 08:36:41

I disagree although I suppose it depends on the industry. If the letters are going to large organisations can you guarantee it will get straight to the person who needs to see it? It's much easier for emails to be sent to a number of people you think might be interested. Also letters seem old fashioned and as we are an all email organisation I would be more inclined to ignore a letter.

Floggingmolly Tue 30-Aug-16 08:43:45

Where on earth do you work, daisy, that a letter would be ignored for being too old fashioned?!
You may well be an "all email" organisation, but I'll bet you still get mail every day... Or would you ignore communications from HMRC as beneath your contempt for using snail mail? Good luck with that...

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