Why You Didn’t Get an Interview

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Are you asking yourself why didn’t you get an interview? Maybe the reason has nothing to do with your resume. Maybe it’s because you are committing one of these telephone blunders when contacting the recruiter.

Why You Didn’t Get a Job Interview – A Real Life Example

I just had a call I just had call from a salesperson who wanted more information about a job we have posted.  This person committed 4 telephone blunders that happen all the time. Unfortunately they won’t ever know why they didn’t make it to the interview process. 

In hopes that you don’t make the same blunders whether searching for a job or calling prospective customers I am going to list the 5 most common errors that we hear on a daily basis.

Every salesperson needs to know how to leave a voicemail. And when contacting a recruiter is when you show whether you have that skill or not.

5 Telephone Blunders That Can Kill Your Job Search

Like most sales organizations, the telephone is the most important method of communications. More importantly, anyone looking for a sales job who hasn’t mastered the basics of using a phone is in deep trouble. 

Why You Didn’t Get an Interview? It’s How You Leave Your Voicemail Messages

Here are 5 of the most common and easily overcome mistakes.

  1. I couldn’t understand your name when you left the message. If you don’t have an easy to understand name you better take extra care and make sure speak clearly
  2. Your message was disjointed and very confusing. If the message you leave a potential employer is not clear and concise you are going to leave them wondering how you will do when you are selling their products.  Your message to a potential employer should be a quick 30 second telephone commercial showing the value you will bring to the job.
  3. What’s that number? You left your phone number once and the cell phone cut out briefly after you said,” 216-???-?295″. So I have no way of calling you back if your message caught my interest.
  4. The call display showed the number you call from is unavailable. So there is no chance I am ever going to call you back.
  5. You rhymed off your phone number so fast. I listened to the message a couple of times and still couldn’t catch what you said.  Slow down when you leave your phone number and always say it clearly a minimum of two times.
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    Correct These Mistakes and You Will Get More Job Interviews

    There are many reasons why you didn’t get a job interview. In fact, here are my 10 job hunting fails other than your voicemail message that you can easily fix and you will get more interviews.

    It only takes a few seconds to correct these very common blunders and move your opportunites from “never stood a chance” to a possible “yes”.

    The bottom line is you need to to everything in your power to make it easy for a potential employer or potential client to want to do business with you.

    Aim Higher!

    Robert J. Weese, B2B Sales Coach
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