Pros- Email are a quick way to get your message out while sending it to a specific person or company. You can attach images, files, and anything else you may need, including your resume. If the recipient isn’t available at the time you send it, they will still have it in their inbox when they return. This virtually makes sure your message is read.
Cons- There are still ways for your email to not make it to the recipient. Some inboxes are set up to weed out emails they are not accustomed to or that get flagged as spam. If this happens, there would be no way of knowing if your message was read or deleted.
Phone: From dial phones to laptops in the palm of your hand, 33% of the voters decided that they prefer to call the company.
Pros- Calling the company you intend to communicate with can go a long way. According to our recruiters, they would rather receive a phone call than an email. This way they can get to know you and better understand for your work history. The flow of a phone conversation is far more natural than that of the email chain.
Cons- If the other end of the call isn’t available, then the call is over. You would have to sit and wait for a call-back or a second try. There is also no way to attach your resume or content that you need them to see.
Social Media: Way of the future is social media. Content can be broadcasted to millions in one click, but also privately shared between users. LinkedIN has become a leading platform for business professionals to connect and reach new opportunities. 23% of the voters decided this was the way for them.
Pros- Trending content and posts are great conversation pieces and ways to meet new contacts. Social media is an outlet to learn about the company including mutual or shared connections.
Cons- Giving your social media profiles to a company can lead them to review your personal content. If you’re looking to communicate, make sure your profiles reflect the most professional side of you, otherwise they may get the wrong impression!
These communications mediums are only tools to engage your career. Your message should be fine-tuned with the most appropriate talent based content available.