Or, “How to look grossly unprofessional before a job interview.”
The following is a tidbit of advice for anyone who possesses a mobile phone. So in effect: EVERYONE!
DO NOT call back every missed call you get on your damned device!!!!! As a Pious Phone girl, I can tell you, it’s completely annoying. “Uh, hi. I just got a missed call from this number.” Or, the English-is-not-my-first-language response: “You call me?”
First of all, you have to identify yourself FOR ME TO KNOW IF I CALLED YOU. Should be obvious, but no. So often, it is not.
But probably more important: If you’ve applying for positions, don’t just call back any missed call on your phone. Listen to your voicemail so you don’t sound like a total idiot calling back the company (with gum in your mouth) that just tried to reach you for an interview. Feeling slightly more Pious today than most days, I just let the Rocket Scientist who pulled the aforementioned blunder with me flounder. If she doesn’t check her voicemail, oh well. The position we’re currently hiring for is a high-paying, complex service position that needs an efficient, diligent professional who pays attention to detail. Obviously she’s not one of them.
In addition to being totally annoying.