When you are looking for a job one of the most important things to consider is how potential employers to contact you. This may seem obvious to you, but many do not get this little detail right. So if you’re in the middle of a job search before you do anything else, check your phone number and address on your resume.
phone number you list should be the one you use the most. You can list more than one phone number, but be sure to list only the numbers that you check frequently. If you only have a cell phone you should ensure that you are the bills are paid. Again, this may seem obvious, but people forget to pay their bills or just do not have money. If there is any chance that you are a cell phone will be shut off, use a different number.
Whether the number that you use should have a professional sounding voice mail message. I do not mean that you should have a professional announcer take it. I am referring to the message saying, “You know who this is. Leave a message!” While the potential employer is likely to leave a message, some may not. And they will not really know if they got the right man. Use a simple message. “Hello, my name is Elton Lowe. I’m sorry I missed the call. Please leave a message and I’ll call you back as soon as possible.”
Check voice mail often. If anyone is interested in talking to you about a job, not make them wait. If you know that you will be unable to view your mail for a long time, you can add that information to your voice mailbox, but it brings up the problem of other people who may be less than honest to know how long you will be away from home. The best thing to do is to have your phones under any if you can not answer or return calls quickly.
Mail simple matter. Be sure to use a simple email communications are not your favorite hobby or your love for partying. Email addresses are easy to get and you can easily send a new account in your primary email address. Make sure to use the party forever @ Your Email Address for mail back.
Keep your contact information current and professional and you will not give your prospective employer a reason to skip over your resume. Looking for a job is hard work. There is no need to make it harder.