Are YOU Easy to Communicate With?

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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?


  1. Reeta Luthra | Stress and Health on February 17, 2010 at 9:33 am

    Hi Julie

    I was having a discussion just this morning along these lines as I closed my facebook a few months ago and was wondering if I should revisit it in a more structured way.

    However, trying to properly maintain every single channel going can have the opposite effect if we can’t get round to monitoring communications on each one.

    You’re right – the priority is to communicate well and this includes knowing that you can respond in a timely way in all the channels you’ve opened up for yourself.
    .-= Reeta Luthra | Stress and Health´s last blog ..Ask A Therapist =-.

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