Your Voicemail Can Work Effectively For You When You’re Job Hunting.

Voice mail is very often overlooked as a useful tool.  We have all experienced situations where you call somebody and there is a disorganized or unintelligible voice prompt, or kids screaming in the background, or dogs barking on the voicemail. This leaves a negative impression on a potential employer.

Ensure that your voicemail is clear, brief, and conveys the image that you want to have the potential employer receive:

“Thank you for calling, I am out at the moment, or away from the phone. I will be checking my voice mails shortly, please leave your name, telephone number, and the reason you called, and I will return your call at the earliest opportunity.”

You can include a specific time that you will be checking your messages, this indicates to the caller the general time frame that they might expect a return call from you. The key is to be clear and professional, and to eliminate background noise distractions, which only detract from the image that you want to project.

Advertisement

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s