It’s important to realize that you must utilize ALL forms of communication whether you are in a Job Search or attempting to Advance your Current Career.
It is important to establish a relationship with your target. Emails, IM’s, and text messages are not near as effective as a telephone conversation. This brings us to one of your greatest challenges… having your phone calls returned.
A hiring authority is NOT going to return your call unless they understand the WIIFM (What’s In It For Me). If a person doesn’t see a benefit in calling you back; they won’t. It is also counter productive for you to become a stalker. With caller ID, it is very easy for your target to identify you before picking up their phone.
Here’s a Voicemail Script GUARANTEED to dramatically Increase your Call Backs:
“Hello, my name is __________. My telephone number is ___________. Someone has suggested we talk. When you call me back please tell whoever answers my phone to interrupt me no matter what I’m doing, I don’t want to miss your call. Again my name is _______________ and my telephone number is ____________. I greatly look forward to our conversation. Thanks!”
This message makes the person feel IMPORTANT because they can interrupt you no matter what you are doing. It doesn’t matter if you leave a work, home or cell phone. This gives the impression that you are leaving a work number.
Make sure the message on your voicemail is very professional. If you are not currently employed, you cannot have children answering your phone. Everyone in your family must understand the importance of answering the phone professionally.
Loud music recordings or unprofessional messages on your voicemail could prevent you from getting a second call from a prospective employer.
Trust me on this – this voicemail works!
For more information on how to get your calls returned please visit http://www.zda.dontinterviewaudition.com/ If you’d like to realize the benefits of a mentor contact us directly at (770) 800-9824.
President, ZDA, LLC
Executive Supply Chain Recruiting