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8 Hiring Personalities and How to Deal with Them

Oh, Irma, Irma, Irma!

Send a note to Irma explaining you had dinner with another "top dog" and suggest that the qualities and attributes you most admire in that VIP -- list them all -- are the things you imagine Irma possesses in spades.

Suggest that if she could similarly come to know you, you would entertain a working relationship of some sort.  She may still send her proxy but at least this time she'll know who you are!