Take a short break before you return the call You might be thinking, Are you crazy? Why wouldnt I call back ASAP? original siteOf course, theres an interview (or a job offer) on the line. And you shouldnt wait too long to return the call. But think about the racing thoughts youre having about simply missing the call. When I was a recruiter, I was always caught off-guard when a candidate called me back completely panicked. I never ruled anyone out when this happened, but it did make some of the simplest conversations more complicated than they needed to beand a few times, I had to repeatedly reassure the candidate that everything was fine. So, before you frantically return the call, take a five-minute breather. Whatever the recruiter wanted to talk about wont change just because you didnt pick up on the first attempt, and it will also stay the same if you take a beat before dialing back. 2. Peruse other job openings Before I get into this, dont panic if you get sent to voicemail.
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