Ruth Mayhew reports:
"The manner in which you handle verbal and written communication is likely to be an integral part of the job, so demonstrate proper etiquette in all your communications with the company, especially in the early stages of the selection process. Take the opportunity to make a good impression by being professional and considerate when you confirm interview appointments...As soon as you get a call or email from a recruiter or hiring manager about scheduling an interview, respond immediately, even if it's only to acknowledge the request and tell her you'll call once you have a chance to look at your calendar...Express your appreciation for being selected for an interview...The fact that you were selected from such a large pool of applicants says something about your qualifications. But it also means that the recruiter extended you a courtesy in inviting you to interview with the company, so a thank you is in order...Check your email frequently, and answer all requests as soon as possible...To make sure the recruiter knows you're responding remotely, you can add a signature line saying the message was sent from a mobile phone...If you receive a telephone call asking you to confirm your interview appointment, try to answer the call personally when it comes through. In a pleasant voice, thank the recruiter for the interview request and tell her you are available at the scheduled time...Use the recruiter's name when you call and pick a time when you won't be interrupted or have noise in the background...If the day and time the recruiter offers for your interview isn't convenient for you, consider rearranging your schedule to accommodate the recruiter's. Tell the interviewer that you appreciate the invitation and you're looking forward to meeting with her, but that you have a scheduling conflict...Always try to make it easy for the recruiter since you're the one looking for a job."
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