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Getting a hiring manager to return your phone message.

Still looking for that perfect jobYou have just received a phone call acknowledging receipt of your resume or a call to set up an interview. Placing a badly recorded phone message can stop the interview process in its tracks.

Far too many jobseekers, use the same phone call etiquette as they would with a friend or family member who knows who they are. Little thought is given to creating a message that will be returned by the employer.

Leaving a Professional Job Search Phone Message.

Quite often mangers do not return calls, or follow up with jobseekers, because the candidate:
  • Did not leave a telephone number
  • Left a number with no area code
  • Did not leave their name
  • Left a message that is garbled or barely audible
  • Placed the call from a location with background noises, e.g. traffic sounds, restaurant noises, dogs barking etc.
  • Leave a long rambling incoherent message

Any message that requires the hiring manager to do research before the calling you back;  and this includes looking up your contact information, trying to figure out who the call is from, or what you are trying to say; will greatly reduce your chance of a call back from the manager or for consideration for the job.

FPSelectJobs: 03/12/2018

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