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Time for some grammar lessons for me.
Is using 'Dear all' Ok when sending resume to a group of people, which consists of several MDs? Or is it too informal?

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Comments (16)

  • Flake's picture

    Sounds awful. Why are you emailing your resume to groups of MDs?

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  • Not not a boutique's picture

    You should individually send. You'd come off very lazy if you sent one email to 17 MD's with a generic message and your CV

  • NuK85's picture

    ^Received an email from the MD I have been networking with, saying 'Please send your CV to all of us.' Two other MDs are copied on that email.

  • socola2003's picture

    Just leave off the dear all part and go into the cover letter directly..dear all sounds stupid.

  • blackopsmonkey's picture

    The MD telling you to "send your CV to all of us" doesn't mean "do it with one email." DO send it to every MD, but send it to each one separately. Include in each email a request for feedback or a phone chat, etc.

  • OMS's picture

    why the hell is this even a question? If it is with the same firm/group just CC the other MDs, No one cares
    Attach a CV to each email you send out. No need to have it in the body of the email just say i have my CV attached that goes into more detail about my background blah blah blah

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    Mr. Hansen's picture

    oldmansacks:
    why the hell is this even a question? If it is with the same firm/group just CC the other MDs, No one cares
    Attach a CV to each email you send out. No need to have it in the body of the email just say i have my CV attached that goes into more detail about my background blah blah blah

    This. He asked you to send your resume to all of them. Just reply all and attach your resume and brief sentence. If you're going to address anyone, address the MD that you've been in contact with.

  • jec's picture

    to me, dear all sounds like you're addressing subordinates.

  • kalga's picture

    I always start with either "Gents!" or "My people!". In all seriousness though, this is a stupid question.

  • Blalock's picture

    invesment banker will not like dear all. most old invetment banker want to fel young so i sugest starting ur email with "yo son" or "ay"

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    Flake's picture

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