I was expecting a phone call from my potential employer but when I checked my phone there was no missed call or message. I’m not sure what to do.
If you missed a call from a potential employer with no message, it’s probably best to give them a call back as soon as possible. It’s possible they just wanted to schedule an interview or ask a quick question, and they may not have left a message because they assumed you would call them back. If you don’t call them back within a day or two, they may assume you’re not interested in the position and move on to someone else.
Why did they call?
The telemarketer had called during dinner, and my husband had answered the phone. I could tell by the look on his face that the call was not a welcome one. He said “Hello?” in a tone that clearly conveyed his lack of interest, and then he listened for a few minutes before politely saying, “I’m sorry, we’re not interested.” He then handed the phone to me and said, “They want to talk to you.”
I took the phone from him and put it to my ear, wondering what could possibly be so important that they would call us during dinner. The telemarketer on the other end of the line launched into a pitch for a new credit card with a lower interest rate, and I quickly realized why they had called.
Interested in saving money on our monthly credit card bill, I asked a few questions about the offer and then gave them our information so that they could send us an application. When I hung up the phone, I was glad that we had taken the time to listen to the offer. It was something that we would definitely benefit from.
What should you do?
It can be extremely frustrating to receive a missed call, especially when you’re expecting an important call. If you receive a missed call from a potential employer, there are a few steps you can take to determine their intentions.
First, try to call the number back. If the employer is unavailable, leave a message expressing your interest in the position and your availability for a callback. If you are unable to reach the employer or they do not return your call, send a follow-up email expressing your interest in the position and requesting a callback at a specific time.
It’s important to remain polite and professional when contacting potential employers, even if you’re feeling frustrated. By following up in a courteous manner, you increase the chances of getting the callback you’re hoping for.
After the call
I’m not sure if it was a wrong number or what, but I just got a missed call from a potential employer. No message was left. I’m not sure what to do. Should I call back? Should I wait for them to call me back? I’m so confused.
Should you call back?
It’s always a daunting feeling when you miss a call – especially when you don’t know who it is. But what do you do when the call is from a potential employer? With the competitive job market, many job seekers are left wondering if they should call back or not.
There are a few things to consider before returning the call. The first is whether or not you recognized the number. If you didn’t, there’s a chance it wasn’t actually an employer trying to reach you. In that case, it’s probably not worth your time to return the call.
If you did recognize the number, ask yourself if you’re expecting a call from that person or company. If not, again, it may not be worth your time to return the call. However, if you are expecting a call – for example, if you recently had an interview with them – then it would definitely be worth your while to give them a call back as soon as possible.
Even if it was an employer trying to reach you and you are expecting their call, there are still a few things to keep in mind before calling back. Firstly, make sure that you will be able to dedicate your full attention to the conversation – no distractions! You want to make sure that you give off the best impression possible, so being fully present is key. Secondly, have your resume and any other relevant materials ready to reference during the call. This will show that you’re prepared and organized – both qualities employers value highly.
If after considering all of these factors you decide that returning the call is the best course of action, make sure to do so as soon as possible. The sooner you return their call, the better impression you’ll make.
What if they don’t answer?
If you don’t get an answer, don’t give up!
Leave a brief message, saying who you are and why you’re calling. Then say when you’ll call back and hang up.
Most people appreciate getting a message, even if they don’t return your call right away.
What if they leave a voicemail?
First, don’t despair. It’s not the end of the world if your prospect doesn’t answer the phone. It happens to everyone. The important thing is to have a plan for what to do next.
Here are a few tips for handling voicemails:
-Listen to the voicemail all the way through before doing anything. This will give you a better sense of what the person is looking for and how you can help.
-Write down key information from the voicemail, including the person’s name, company, and what they need help with. This will help you remember details when you call back.
-Call back as soon as possible. The sooner you call back, the better your chances of getting through.
-If you don’t reach them, leave a detailed voicemail yourself. Be sure to include your name, number, and a brief overview of what you can do to help them.
Other things to consider
A person who is looking for a job may worry about a potential employer making a call but not leaving a message. If this happens, the job seeker should not panic. There are a few things to consider before calling the employer back.
What if it’s a scam?
If you’re worried that the missed call may be from a scammer, there are a few things you can do to check.
If you don’t know the number that called you, do a reverse phone lookup to see if you can find out who it is. If the number is listed as private or the caller’s name is unavailable, this could be a sign that the call is from a scammer.
You can also check online to see if there are any reports of scams associated with the number that called you. If others have reported getting missed calls from the same number and say it’s a scam, then there’s a good chance that’s what it is.
If you’re still not sure, you can try calling the number back. If no one answers or if you get a suspicious sounding message, chances are it’s a scam. In general, it’s best to err on the side of caution and assume that any unsolicited calls from unknown numbers are potential scams.
What if it’s a wrong number?
If you’re job hunting, you should answer every call you receive, even if you don’t recognize the number. It could be a potential employer calling to set up an interview or to ask for more information. If you don’t answer, they may move on to the next candidate.
If you discover it was a wrong number after the fact, you can apologize and let the person know that you thought they were someone else. If they seem upset, see if there’s anything you can do to help them out (Within reason, of course). For example, maybe they’re looking for a specific business or person and you can give them directions or a contact number. If not, just apologize again and end the conversation.