You've got the job. If only we could reach you.
MILWAUKEE, WI -- Picture this. We loved your resume and want to interview you, but when we sent you an email telling you so, it bounced back. But wait, there's more. We call the phone number on your resume because we think you're perfect. But the number's disconnected. Hard to believe right? Think again! As employers we fail to contact viable job candidates who sent us their resume more than 25 percent of the time. The most common reasons are:
1. The email address is incorrect or the mailbox is full. 2. The phone number is disconnected or there's no voicemail. 3. Someone rude on the other end of the line refuses to take a message.
This happens so often that we don't spend too much time worrying about it and just move on to the next candidate. After sending your resume, it's important to leave email addresses and phone numbers in tact (or at least make forwarding information available). It's also important to get agreement from those you live with about how they'll handle your messages. Don't let these common problems prevent you from getting callbacks - make sure employers can reach you!