Getting a hiring manager to return your phone message.
You 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.
- 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.