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Pick up the Phone



Introduction


When was the last time you called someone? How about the last time you spoke to a live person over the phone? As much as we rely on email and text messages, sometimes a phone call is warranted. There are many important reasons to connect with others through your voice.




Pick up the phone


The benefits of picking up the phone are many, but the most important is that it helps build relationships with influential people. You can't have meaningful relationships if you don't speak to each other, and there's nothing worse than having a relationship where one party doesn't even know what the other looks like! You can also talk about things that aren't important—like games, music or movies—and those conversations help bring out a side of someone that might not otherwise be seen.




Call Potential Employers.

  • Call to introduce yourself: When you're in contact with a potential employer, introduce yourself and let them know what you're looking for. You can ask about the company's culture or if any open positions match your background and experience.

  • Call to ask for advice: Whether in a specific company or industry, asking an experienced person for advice is always a good start when researching opportunities. It shows initiative, which is always a plus!

  • Call to ask for a meeting: A phone call is more professional than emailing someone on LinkedIn who may not even be available via email (for instance, if they work in another country). So don't just send an email—call instead!

  • Call when you want an interview: If there are no openings, but they might happen soon enough, let them know you'd like a consultation as quickly as possible so they can keep their eyes open for one. Showing interest in working there will be significantly appreciated by HR staff members who may have less time than others due to their workloads being higher now than usual to use too many people leaving last month after receiving good news from other companies."



Networking


Networking is the best way to get a job, learn about careers and opportunities, and meet people. You can network by talking to people while you're out and about or online. You can also use social media to connect with people who share your interests.




Connecting with People


The phone is a great way to connect with people.

It's a great way to build relationships.

It's a great way to connect with people in your network and even your industry if you're trying to get ahead of the game.




The Dangers of Voicemail


Voicemail is a great way to leave a message, but it can also be a great way to lose a job opportunity. Think about it: when you pick up the phone and there's no one there, what do you think? Do you think, “Wow! This person is so busy they have to screen their calls like this,” or do you think, “This person doesn't want me as their client/customer/employee?”




What to Do When Someone doesn’t Call You Back


When someone doesn’t return your call, there are a few options. You can send them an email—and if they still don’t respond, try calling them again and leaving a voicemail. If they still don’t respond after that, consider sending a text message saying something like, “Hey! Do you want to hang out sometime this week? Let me know!”


If all else fails and you have no other way of contacting this person except for social media (which isn't always the best idea), try sending them a DM on Twitter or Instagram with the same message as above.




Use your network and see if you can get an introduction


Nothing speeds up the job landing process faster than having a good recommendation. If you know someone who works at the place where you want to work, and they can help you get an introduction, that is golden. It doesn’t matter if it’s just a friend or family member who knows someone; they could be able to make all the difference in whether or not you are hired!




Smile when you speak; this can make all the difference in your tone and delivery


Smiling while you speak is a great way to sound more friendly, confident, and professional. It's an easy way to show that you are approachable and not afraid of making mistakes. When people speak with confidence, it makes them sound like they know what they're doing, and this can be very persuasive for others who may be on the fence about making a purchase or taking action with something else.




Using the phone is a great way to connect with others, network and find new opportunities.


Pick up the phone and call someone you’ve meant to get in touch with.

The phone is a great way to connect with others, network and find new opportunities. Don’t be afraid to pick up the phone!


If you’re looking for a job, try making a few cold calls first thing in the morning before everybody else has their nose buried in their email inboxes. You might be surprised by how easy it is to get through busy lines at companies that have recently posted job openings online. And if they don't have any gaps right now, they might know someone who does!




Conclusion


This powerful communication tool is a great way to stay connected with friends, family and business contacts. Taking the time to make phone calls can often be the difference between landing your dream job or failing miserably at an interview. It's also important not to forget about networking when you need it most; remember that knowing someone in high places is invaluable for getting ahead professionally. So, pick up that phone today!



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