# 17. YOUR ANSWERING MACHINE

Your message must be professional – not cutesy. Forget about your dog doing the voiceovers. Keep it short and snappy. Make sure you keep a call sheet handy and teach

 

your family how to take a message if everyone is using the same phone. If you have a teenage daughter and just one line then you must get Call Answering because the line is likely to be busy and people will only call back so many times.

  • Consider giving out your e-mail and web site address as part of your message.
  • If you sound like a drone then have someone with a pleasant voice record your message.
  • Keep the tone of the message businesslike.

Compliments of David E Perry and Kevin Donlin. For more creative job search tactics, go to the Guerrilla Marketing for job hunters blog and download the free audio CD.

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