Getting a hiring manager to return your phone message.
Little thought is given to creating a message that will be returned by the employer.
- 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, including looking up your contact information, trying to figure out who the call is from, or what you are trying to say.
These mistakes greatly reduce your chance of a call back from the manager or for consideration for the job.