Leaving a phone message for an employer remains one of the most difficult things for a job seeker. It's all too easy to stumble on your words or go off on long tangents. The key to a successful voicemail is to leave it short and sweet. Recruiters are very busy people, and they don't have the time or patience to listen to long-winded messages. Here are the only things you need to include in a voicemail:
- Your name (twice-once at the beginning and once at the end).
- Your phone number (repeated twice at the end, slowly).
- A reminder of your previous interaction with the individual.
- A reiteration of your interest in the job.
- A pleasant closing.
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