Many people have specific charities they support in the community. It’s not only good business it’s good for business. Find out which one your targeted hiring manager supports and write them a note volunteering to make a donation if they’ll have breakfast or lunch with you.
Expect to donate as much money to the charity as it cost you for the meal.
Breakfast is cheaper and easier to schedule.
Plan on donating at least $50.
Being too generous may indicate you’re going to be a costly hire.
You’re more likely to get someone out for breakfast than lunch or dinner – an earlier start to the day won’t interfere with work.
Send a thank you note indicating which charity you sent a cheque to.
Ask for a receipt for your donation and write it off your taxes wherever possible.
Request that the charity write a note to the hiring manager acknowledging your donation in their name.
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