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Phone Tag Manners

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:20 pm

I had a CB with a firm recently. I got a call from their recruiter today while in class and they left a voicemail. I called back a bit later and left a voicemail. If I don't get another call from the recruiter, should I call back at some point? If so, when?

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Re: Phone Tag Manners

Postby shure57 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:51 pm

If you don't get a call back in a day I'd give them another call. Better to get the CB scheduled sooner rather than later. Any confusion this causes is really no big deal (like if they end up responding to your voicemail after you already schedule).

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Re: Phone Tag Manners

Postby Gorki » Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:09 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I had a CB with a firm recently. I got a call from their recruiter today while in class and they left a voicemail. I called back a bit later and left a voicemail. If I don't get another call from the recruiter, should I call back at some point? If so, when?


Call them back early tomorrow (thinking 9-10AM). Take the initiative by calling back, and know that telephone tag is inevitably a part of the business world.

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Re: Phone Tag Manners

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:32 pm

Thanks!

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Re: Phone Tag Manners

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:49 pm

Not OP but similar Q: Is it normal for smaller firm recruiters to not respond to calls for a long period of time? Does there come a point where you should send an e-mail to schedule a CB?

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Re: Phone Tag Manners

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:52 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Not OP but similar Q: Is it normal for smaller firm recruiters to not respond to calls for a long period of time? Does there come a point where you should send an e-mail to schedule a CB?


I was traveling while receiving callbacks, so if i got a VM from a recruiter, called them back and got VM, I emailed them after saying that I was following up with the call and apologizing for playing phone tag. Recruiters were incredibly receptive to it, and I scheduled about 3 CBs via email while flying (thank goodness for in-flight wifi)




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