Our team of career service coaches, resume writers,visa and migration experts and recruiters depend on their phones.The phone is both their most valuable tool , and the most frustrating instrument of our daily communication with our clients.
I return between 20 – 40 calls to clients every day and I receive easily between 35 – 40 calls on my mobile voicemail. It is non stop. Our frustrations come in the fact that while we are paid to spend time on the phone, often, that time is unproductive because we are sorting through tons of hopeless messages from clients , many which we can’t even reply too.
There is definitely a 10 second impression which determines how professional or un-professional a job hunter or client is, when leaving a message which can impact the speed at which your request is action-ed. Your voice mail message determines strongly how seriously you are taken and even your reputation. The same applies to your own voice mail recording on your own mobile when a hiring professional calls you for an interview.
I know this listing may seem a bit harsh, but I speak from experience. Don’t waste your opportunity to make an impact on your prospects or any other professional who is in a position to help you. They may just surprise you and call you back! Follow the basic 21st century mobile and e-etiquette and you will get what you are hunting for as long as you remember to hunt wisely!