Anonymous User wrote:so.. yesterday afternoon i got a voicemail from a firm i applied to recently, asking for a call back. i didn't have time to return the call until today around 3, at which point i learn that the woman who called me is out of town and won't be back until next Wednesday at the earliest. did i just screw this up for myself by not calling back asap? bites from employers are few and far between these days..
Did you call and ask for her and get told she was out of town? Or did you call and ask for her, get told she was out of town, and say, "Thanks, maybe I can speak to you, she contacted me coming in to interview for a job." If you didn't do the latter, then call them back and try it - there may be someone else who can take over the process, or they may just say, "oh, we'll let her know and you can do that when she's back in town." Either way, not getting back to her for 24 hours isn't the end of the world. She has to have known you weren't going to be able to interview with her personally until after she got back in town, even if she spoke with you before she left.