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Old 11-29-2015, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I got a call for a technical assistance position for a good company that I am interested in. First I got a call asking if I am interested, three days later I got a call asking me if I am still interested. They seemed very interested in me and emailed me the link for the job posting and benefits offered. She also said in the email to let her know when I receive the email to ensure I got it.

This happened a week before Thanksgiving, and she said she will contact me within a week. Since Thanksgiving week is short, I am planning to wait until next week. My question is would it be out of line to check next week by emailing her? I was planning to say that I was confirming if they still want me since I've been putting my job search on hold.
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Old 11-30-2015, 09:16 AM
 
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call and leave a voicemail, then wait until next week to call again...
leaving a message and letting her get to it when she gets back is the normal way of using voicemail...

you want to wait a week AND not let her know you are still interested? It might be filled before you decide to call back

unless the entire hr department is off, cant you just call them and ask for someone that IS there? I do that from time to time, they might not be handling your file but they can at least let you know when she is back as well

I prefer voicemail... emails are too "easy" these days and get bogged down. For some reason millennials when presented with choice of voicemail/email, they pick email... I just leave and email and seem to get a call back before I get an email back more often than not
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Old 12-01-2015, 05:01 AM
 
Location: Dunedin, FL
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Millenials aren't the only ones that prefer email. I'm a baby boomer and hate voicemail. They can be poor quality and hard to hear/understand, plus you have frequently have to transcribe something from them. Playing back long ones to catch that phone number that went by too fast at the end can be a time-wasting PIA. Email is a far superior way to have a record of a phone number, an email address or anything else of note.
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Old 12-02-2015, 09:48 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Millenials aren't the only ones that prefer email. I'm a baby boomer and hate voicemail. They can be poor quality and hard to hear/understand, plus you have frequently have to transcribe something from them. Playing back long ones to catch that phone number that went by too fast at the end can be a time-wasting PIA. Email is a far superior way to have a record of a phone number, an email address or anything else of note.
^^^ This.
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