Post # 1
My current internship is coming to an end and, while I love the company and especially my department, it’s been made clear to me that they won’t have the funds to hire me on at the end of my internship. Bummer, but at least I’ve learned a ton and will have very strong recommendations from these co-workers going forward.
In order to prepare for the next step in my career, I’ve applied to a few jobs – one within my current company (which my team fully supports), two externally. I got a call from a strange number today and, upon googling, see that it’s the main number for one of the companies I applied to externally. No voicemail was left and I haven’t received an email from the company, so – should I follow up and, if so, how? I know if I call the number back I’ll get the company’s main operator, so don’t think that would do a lot of good. However, not sure of my other options than to just wait on it and see if they try again to get in touch.
HR Bees, any advice?
Post # 3
Is your voicemail professional sounding? You may want to check that. Some people do not like leaving messages but almost HR people do. I would just wait it out, or ou could try and cold call the company and ask to speak with someone in Hr about the job you applied to.
Post # 4
@Captain013: Thanks for your reply! Luckily my VM greeting is acceptable, pretty standard affair. The balancing act of waiting it out vs. being overeager is a bit of a pain! I think I’ll wait a few days before calling back, though.
Post # 5
I unusually callback ahad tell them who I am and I say I had a missed call from this number.
Post # 6
They’ll call back 🙂 I would advise against calling the main number; they probably won’t know exactly who called you.
If they’re considering you, they’ll defintiely get back in touch!
Post # 7
I’d give it a shot. I work for an organization of over 1000 people, and ALL our numbers show on people’s call display as the same main number, so don’t be too surprised if you only get a receptionist that’s stumped as to where to direct your call. Odd that they didn’t leave a message though. I hire people, and always leave a message with call back details.