One of my big pet peeves is when people who leave me voicemail rattle through their phone number so quickly, I have to hit the rewind feature 3 or 4 times to make sure I got it.

Therefore if you want to ensure you’ll get a callback, slow down! Remember people don’t write as fast as you speak. Wikihow published 5 more tips in an article titled “The Art of Perfect Voicemail.” It’s a quick read but necessary for any jobseeker trying to convince the decision maker to return their call.

Here’s an audio version of my voicemail hints that aired on a radio show a few years back.

–Susan Geary, CERW / 1st Rate Resumes