To get a new job you have to prove to be a professional from the very beginning until the very end. Having a professional voicemail is just one of the steps to take care of!
Today I called a candidate to set up an interview. I got his voicemail. And this is exactly what his voicemail recording said:
“Hey, was sup dog, don’t bother leaving any messages cuz I ain’t “f….g” calling you back.”
Are you for real?
If you are sending out your Resume and looking for a Job, you better make sure to update your voicemail recording so that if an Employer or Recruiter calls to set up an Interview then they are not totally turned off by it.
Needless to say, I did not leave this candidate any message and “deleted” his Resume from our database.
So my advice is to create a simple and professional voicemail greeting.
“Hi – you’ve reached Revi Goldwasser’s voice mail. Please leave your name and number and I’ll return your call as soon as I can.”
A voice mail like that is perfect!
Good luck with your job search and don’t forget to check out my eCourse – On Your Marks, Get Set, HIRED! to jump start your job search and find a job like a pro!