« on: February 07, 2008, 01:28:07 PM »
Last year, a strong contender for a Google account-executive position delivered a handwritten thank you to an internal recruiter -- along with cupcakes for the recruiter and five other officials who also interviewed him. One letter of the Google name appeared atop each pastry. His gesture "was just icing on the cake,'' Mr. Geshuri quips. The Internet company hired the candidate.
I sent cupcakes to the firm Ziffren, Brittenham, Branca, Fischer, Gilbert-Lurie, Stiffelman, Cook, Johnson, Lande & Wolf. Unfortunately, due to the exceptionally long firm name, the bakery ran out of the carolina-blue icing that I requested; instead the bakery used maroon. Long story short, I did not reveive an offer after the call-back. In the future, I will be sure to pre-screen my bakers in order to avoid embarrassing situations like this.