- State that you will follow up on a certain date.
- Expect and prepare to reach the person’s voicemail, the person’s assistant or the hiring manager directly.
Use this script for your phone call:
"Hello, My name is FIRST NAME / LAST NAME. I sent an email to NAME / YOU earlier this week about COMPANY NAME’s JOB TITLE opening. Do you have a moment?
I applied online for the position, but I also wanted to reach out to NAME / YOU personally because I'm so interested in the position and feel I am uniquely suited for the role. I am highly adept at the [MOST IMPORTANT JOB REQUIREMENT] and have extensive [SECOND MOST IMPORTANT REQUIREMENT] experience in the [NAME OF INDUSTRY].
I would love to speak with you about the opportunity. When might be a good time to talk? I am available this week. Next week is also good for me. Thank you.
You can reach me, FIRST NAME / LAST NAME, at PHONE NUMBER WITH AREA CODE. That's [S-L-O-W-l-Y] PHONE NUMBER WITH AREA CODE. Thank you.
- Keep your message short, friendly and energetic.
- Avoid saying um. Practice what you will say.
- Don’t call companies that say do not call in the job description.
- If you sense annoyance or stress in the person’s voice, end the call and send an email instead. I will talk about how to do that next week.
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Follow up after you apply! It can help you ... Get a Job! -- Kathy
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