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Job hunting. Got a missed call. Is that my chance gone now?

  • 10-06-2021 2:56pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,256 ✭✭✭ JackieChang


    I got a missed call while I was making lunch. I've already called back twice now and no answer.

    It could be a "dream job" that I applied for.

    It's a land line and there's no results for it on Google.

    Do HR folks generally call back at a later stage? Or is my CV now in the bin?

    Should I call back a few times a day? Once a day? When to give up?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 736 ✭✭✭ KeithTS


    How do you know it was for the job?

    If it's your last chance because you missed a call, then you don't want to work there no matter how much of a dream job it seems.
    They'll likely follow up with an email or call again if they're interested in you.


  • Registered Users Posts: 745 ✭✭✭ ClosedAccountFuzzy


    Just phone them back on their main number and speak to someone involved in recruitment.

    If they’re going to not continue on because you missed a single phone call, they’re extremely high handed and not very reasonable.

    Would you want to work for a business that had you walking on eggshells like that?!


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,842 ✭✭✭✭ Strumms


    If it was a potential employer and they want to hire you, they’ll call back..


  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 2,141 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Oink


    Forget about it. If the person calling really wanted to talk to you they would have called back or left a message. You keep calling someone who no longer needs to talk to you, if it was even you were they were looking for in the first place.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,482 ✭✭✭ ...Ghost...


    Could have been Microsoft calling to ask you to log onto your computer and let them check for viruses.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,318 ✭✭✭ JustAThought


    I got a missed call while I was making lunch. I've already called back twice now and no answer.

    It could be a "dream job" that I applied for.

    It's a land line and there's no results for it on Google.

    Do HR folks generally call back at a later stage? Or is my CV now in the bin?

    Should I call back a few times a day? Once a day? When to give up?

    OP - send them an email - and let them know they you can schedule a conference call or zoom meeting at their convenience - they’ll know you’re interested and proactive.

    I had a similar situation but there were too many jobs apps to figure out who it might have been - turns out it was a delivery guy trying to get a parcel into the house!!!


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