Voice Mail Messages that get Results!

A voice mail message is the first impression an potential employer has of you.  Do you ever feel like no one is paying any attention to your voice mail messages? Most individuals only return a call if they understand how it will benefit them to call you back.

Hiring Authorities, Human Resource Professionals and Recruiters will not return voice mail messages if:

  1. You leave too much information or you state what you need or want from them
  2. You ask for a status report or update
  3. They have stated “no calls” on their job posting
  4. The message is all about you and not enough about how your call will benefit them
  5. You have left too many messages and are borderline stalking them

There is a voice mail message that does get returned a very high percentage of the time:  “Hi, this is (your name) at (phone number). Someone suggested we talk. WHEN you return my call, please tell whoever answers the line to interrupt me, no matter what I’m doing. I don’t want to miss your call. Again this is (your name) at (phone number). I really look forward to our conversation, have a great day – thanks!”

This message is returned because you made this person feel important, because you have told them to interrupt you no matter what you’re doing. It’s critically important that you answer your phone (provide your cell phone number). Very rarely do they ask “who suggested you talk to me?” If they do, you could easily respond that you’ve been networking with individuals in your profession, and when you asked others to help you identify the best companies to work for, that is how their company and name was brought up.

Think of all the sales calls you receive at home trying to sell you products or services. How many do you return? You don’t want to say “Hi, I’m a job seeker and I need a job – call me back.” That’s the same as saying “Hi, I’m a salesperson and I want to sell you something – call me back.” Try leaving the voice mail message listed above and you will receive more call backs!

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  • Delanie is definitely someone who can open doors to growth and future. Her commitment and passion speaks louder than words. She made sure there was constant communication and that I always was ready, well prepared and taken care of also. Not only did I enjoy working with her, but she has also created a new world of opportunities. Her work ethics, commitment, connections and knowledge takes a person to another level of betterment and understanding success. Delanie is DEFINITELY someone to keep, respect and appreciate because she makes sure to give you the same in return. She is a guardian Angel!
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  • Clint reached out to me at my work one day and he was so passionate,so professional and very helpful. He helped me put together a very solid strong resume based on my experience and my likes. I’m very happy he reached out, very happy to work with him and now I will soon be part of a great company that I see my future been amazing in this industry. Thanks again Clint I will always be happy I chose this company. You made everything much better and much easier for me. Jessy Benitez Thanks again Clint
  • I received a call from Clint, after he introduced himself he told me about a job he thought I would be perfect for. A franchise of the company I had previously worked for. What he was about to find out was I interviewed with them and tanked it. Yes, I tanked an interview with a company I spent 9 years working for. You have to understand I've only had 2 jobs in 20 years so and I was nervous and wasn’t sure what to expect, I also thought my work experience with the company would be doing some of the talking for me. Clint said he would be in touch if anything came up. I thought that was the end of it. A few days later he called and helped me rewrite my resume to get the best of what I did that I didn’t think was that important onto paper. He called with another opportunity and set up the interview. Clint didn’t just set up an interview, he called the day before and spent an hour of his time prepping me for it. We went over the list of questions he sent that he thought would be asked and questions I should ask. I was more relaxed and the interview went well. I got a call 3 days later after they finished up the rest of the interviews and was offered the job. I called Clint and told him the good news, and that he wouldn’t have to deal with me anymore. Instead I was told he would be there throughout my training and the transition into the position. It’s awesome to know that someone is there to talk to if needed.  I truly believe I got the job because of Clint. I know I did on my merits but Clint was a huge help. Who would have thought one and done. I would recommend Clint Carpenter and Patrice and Associates to anyone.   Bethanne Volz
    I would recommend Clint Carpenter and Patrice and Associates to anyone.