30 in 30: Change Your Voicemail Recording
It’s huge turn-off for a potential employer to call your cell phone and be redirected to a scene from Scarface. Be brief and professional. Go with something along the lines of, “Hi, you’ve reached Frederick Werner. I’m unable to answer the phone right now but if you leave your name and number I will get back to you as soon as possible.” You’ll sound like a dingus to your friends, but it’s a small price to pay.
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