E-mail… Check √
Cell Phone … Check √
LinkedIn… Check √
Twitter… Check √
Facebook… Check √
In business or in a job search, you should be easy to communicate with, to access, to leave messages and know that there will be a prompt response.
How easy is always up for discussion.
I’m pretty accessible. My cell phone is not hidden. You can find my e-mail address on my website fairly easily. I’m on LinkedIn and you can send me a message which will also go to my e-mail. I check my e-mail perhaps too much but I rarely miss real messages despite high volume. You can use the Inbox on Facebook. You can send me a tweet. I work from home so I am almost always near my messages. Oh – and now you can Skype me too. Or comment here on my blog.
I know people who would rather be more private.
That’s great, but… if you give off that message in either business or a job search that you are not accessible, what does that say?
Not only are there many ways to communicate with me, people have often remarked at how quickly I get back to them. When I leave you a message or send you an e-mail and you don’t answer for days or weeks, I get the feeling you really have better things to do. I know people who are very busy but they respond and respond quickly. Are they successful, yes… why… ?
I don’t think you need to have every means to communicate working for you.
There are many more channels I am not using yet. My sons text more. I can text, but I don’t. I haven’t checked out Google Wave or Google Buzz yet… there’s other applications that just don’t catch my eye.
But the important thing is — if you really need me, you can find me.
If someone wants to do business with you or offer you a job, will their request to speak with you be easily answered?
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