What should I do if I miss a recruiter call?

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I was in class and had my phone on silent, when I walked out I noticed I had a missed call. I don't have caller ID so I can't check who called, but I am pretty sure it was a recruiter since my friends text me instead of calling,

should I do anything about it? Should I send some emails and follow up or mention it? More importantly, will they forget me or move on in the process?

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Mar 9, 2011

Can you not even see the number? If you can see the number, just call them back and ask who it is. If you can't see the number, I suggest you upgrade your phone/plan... In a pinch, if you call your service provider they might be able to tell you what the number that called you was.

Mar 9, 2011

Whenever I've gotten called by a recruiter it was just from a "212" number, just those three digits, not the rest of the number. I have an iphone

Mar 9, 2011

No voicemail?

Mar 9, 2011

I have a pretty shitty/basic plan so I can't do much of anything you guys talk about. Nothing shows up, it just says I had a missed call and tells me what time it was at. I tried setting up/accessing my voice mail and it didn't work..

am I fucked?

Mar 9, 2011

if no voicemail, it wasnt a recruiter bruh

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Mar 9, 2011

just checked, I don't have voice mail on my cellphone.

NOW am i fucked?

Mar 9, 2011

why would you not have voicemail on your phone? do you expect people to just call you back? think it is pretty common to have a professional sounding vmail recording throughout recruiting.

Mar 9, 2011

You live in 2011 and have no caller id?

Mar 9, 2011

Not much I can do about the voice mail thing now, its already done, I'll take it into consideration for the future though.

Do recruiters typically call back?

Mar 9, 2011

so i assume your sporting a zach morris phone? no voicemail, no caller ID,

You give me a gift? BAM Thank you note! You invite me somewhere? POW RSVP! You do me a favor? WHAM Favor returned! Do not test my politeness.

Mar 9, 2011

They will probably try to call back, but if you are 100% sure doesn't hurt to send an email saying you missed the call and would like to set up a time to talk. Should take care of it.

Mar 9, 2011

You don't have caller ID or voicemail? Are you using Gordon Gecko's phone from the first movie???

Mar 9, 2011

troll? no one owns a phone that doesn't have either caller ID or voice mail

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Mar 9, 2011

Wow, simply wow....

Mar 9, 2011

^ Some basic phone plans restrict those features.

OP, if you're planning to work in finance, why in fucks name did you not subscribe for caller ID and voice mail for at least a few months?

I win here, I win there...

Mar 9, 2011

Let me try to understand you have an iPhone, and you don't have your voicemail set up? or the "recruiter" didn't leave a voicemail? This is makes no sense.

You fail.

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Mar 9, 2011

This is like putting $3K worth of rims on a 98 corola.... ..

Mar 9, 2011
HFFBALLfan123:

This is like putting $3K worth of rims on a 98 corola.... ..

it happens more times than not in the hood.

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Mar 9, 2011
blackfinancier:
HFFBALLfan123:

This is like putting $3K worth of rims on a 98 corola.... ..

it happens more times than not in the hood.

....exactly

Mar 9, 2011

Dude, you totally fucking deserve it. Who doesn't have VM or caller ID in this day & age?

Mar 9, 2011

DING! AUTO FUCKING DING!!!!

Mar 9, 2011

sounds like a troll. didn't someone make this same post like a month ago? at least that guy had v-mail.

Mar 9, 2011

Best Buy has your phone on sale.....
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You give me a gift? BAM Thank you note! You invite me somewhere? POW RSVP! You do me a favor? WHAM Favor returned! Do not test my politeness.

Mar 9, 2011

He has the phone from A night at the Roxbury

Mar 9, 2011

alright, thanks for the help guys...

anyway, I live in canada and both voice mail and caller ID is extra. It costs an extra 15 bucks a month to add both of these to your phone. Since my friends usually text me I didn't think it was the worst decision in the world.
clearly I was wrong, but theres not much I can do about that now.

is there any way to salvage this?

Mar 9, 2011
rahulio:

alright, thanks for the help guys...

anyway, I live in canada and both voice mail and caller ID is extra. It costs an extra 15 bucks a month to add both of these to your phone. Since my friends usually text me I didn't think it was the worst decision in the world.
clearly I was wrong, but theres not much I can do about that now.

is there any way to salvage this?

Switch to Bell or Fido. Rogers is a ripoff.

I win here, I win there...

Mar 10, 2011
rahulio:

alright, thanks for the help guys...

anyway, I live in canada and both voice mail and caller ID is extra. It costs an extra 15 bucks a month to add both of these to your phone. Since my friends usually text me I didn't think it was the worst decision in the world.
clearly I was wrong, but theres not much I can do about that now.

is there any way to salvage this?

Wow, things are barbaric in Canada.

Mar 9, 2011
rahulio:

alright, thanks for the help guys...

anyway, I live in canada and both voice mail and caller ID is extra. It costs an extra 15 bucks a month to add both of these to your phone. Since my friends usually text me I didn't think it was the worst decision in the world.
clearly I was wrong, but theres not much I can do about that now.

is there any way to salvage this?

Ahh, this all makes perfect sense now... you are Canadian...

Mar 9, 2011
HFFBALLfan123:
rahulio:

alright, thanks for the help guys...

anyway, I live in canada and both voice mail and caller ID is extra. It costs an extra 15 bucks a month to add both of these to your phone. Since my friends usually text me I didn't think it was the worst decision in the world.
clearly I was wrong, but theres not much I can do about that now.

is there any way to salvage this?

Ahh, this all makes perfect sense now... you are Canadian...

LOL that actually cracked me up in the middle of a meeting.

You give me a gift? BAM Thank you note! You invite me somewhere? POW RSVP! You do me a favor? WHAM Favor returned! Do not test my politeness.

Mar 9, 2011

Canada? Sorry bro.

Mar 10, 2011

I wish I had some SB's to give! I'm laughing my ass off right now!

Mar 10, 2011

I've had recruiters follow up after the first or second interview to inquire about my citizenship status, my location preferences, or if I would be open to other types of roles. I hate to say it, but you may need to make time to answer the phone if she calls back.

Mar 10, 2011

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Mar 10, 2011

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Mar 10, 2011

I feel like WSO has great resources for future bankers/consultants/whatever but sometimes it makes people paranoid and forget about common sense. What's the point of analyzing a freakin voicemail. Call back, leave a message, email, follow up, or whatever. No one can possibly predict what this voicemail was about. Most likely good news because they wanted you to call back but you would have already figured that out on your own if you weren't so paranoid.

Mar 10, 2011

Yeah I agree with the above, I mean just call them back and find out, no need to post this very specific thread.

But to your question I would say this is a good sign. HR typically is not allowed to give out pass/fail info over voicemail. If the firm is not interested, HR typically wont call you at all or return your calls/emails.

Mar 10, 2011

Hi all,

I am interviewing with a company. The interviewer looked at me and said hi. Is this bad? I dressed very formal, so I expected a formal greeting. Should he have said hello? Please tell me what he meant.

Mar 10, 2011

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Mar 10, 2011

I can't trust anyone who uses prima facie on an online forum.

"It is better to have a friendship based on business, than a business based on friendship." - Rockefeller.

"Live fast, die hard. Leave a good looking body." - Navy SEAL

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Mar 10, 2011

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Mar 10, 2011
Abby88:

UTDFinanceGuy, I am surprised you would trust anyone completely on an online forum at all. It must be comforting that you have a way to selectively decide who is deemed trustworthy by eliminating those utilising 'prima facie'. I am happy to have made it easy for you in this respect. I am also sure you are entirely trustworthy, hence your lack of utilisation of 'prima facie'.

Someone sounds salty.
Is the reason for over-paralysis high level anxiety? Cause you come off as detrimentally anxious individual. Tough to overcome in a career on Wall Street or anything high stress.

"It is better to have a friendship based on business, than a business based on friendship." - Rockefeller.

"Live fast, die hard. Leave a good looking body." - Navy SEAL

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Mar 10, 2011

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Mar 10, 2011
Abby88:

How do you expect someone to sound when you insult them? I also find it telling that, just as basic as your means through which to deem an individual as untrustworthy, your means through which to know that a person is detrimentally anxious via a few online posts is equally as basic. I should also ask whether this view of me as a detrimentally anxious individual was determined, prima facie, via a few online forum posts?

Regardless of your prima facie perception of me, I have succeeded in my chosen field and I am grateful for it. I hope you have, too.

I do not want to engage any further in a negative exchange with you. If you want to come onto this thread only to insult me, then do not act in bewilderment as to why you received the response that you did.

Please feel free to continue the conversation by yourself, if you choose to continue to engage negatively.

I think I now understand the context of the original post...

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