Step 4: Answering Telephone Calls
Take the following scenario. You are minding your own business and suddenly the telephone rings. You pick it up introducing yourself probably by your first name. The person at the other end of the line asks you a question, probably one that is technical. They might then ask you about numbers. Worse yet, the dreaded question asking you what kind of job would you most want to get. You fumble and then give some sort of answer. The person on the other end says that they will keep you in mind and get back to you. Does that sound familiar?
The person at the other end of the phone wants to find the exact person who would love their job. They are counting on you not knowing who they are. They want to catch you off guard, so that you give them a real answer. If you are like most people, you can do multiple things, so if you say that you can cook waffles, but they want someone who can bake pies, you are out, even though you said waffles.
Imagine if you took a second and ask the person his/her name. More than likely, they will say this information, when calling. You take a few seconds and say hold on or thank them for calling you. During these few seconds, you pull up this person either by name or the company name. You see a list of jobs for which you applied. If only one job to this company, then you click one button and see the job posting. You can give the answer that they expect all the while that they think that you do not know who they are. If multiple jobs, you can ask simply if they called you for this one job or the other. They will have to answer. If they ask how you knew, say that those jobs stood out to you. Impress them. Once you know the job, then you can view the record and recite the job description back to them. The next thing that you know is that you will go to the next step. That is thanks to Jobfish, your job placment matchmaker.