By LFE - United States - Liberty Hill
Today, after applying at over 30 businesses over the past 6 months, I have had not one single call. I later find out that I was using my old phone number on the applications, and my secondary phone was my mom's. She thought they were telemarketers. FML
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  TwistedCherub1  |  15

You should always make a follow-up call about a week or two after applying, anyway. Just one call, asking if your application got to the right person and expressing excitement over the possibility of working there.

  DocBastard  |  38

If by "honest mistake" you mean "stupid completely preventable mistake", then I totally agree with you.

Rule #1 of résumés: Don't lie.
Rule#2: Check your information for accuracy.
Rule#3: Double check your information for accuracy.
Rule#4: Don't mention that you're Team Edward.

  queerdragon  |  20

But the mother did not know he applied to the jobs, so if someone says "Hi this is Erika from [company] and [number you do not know]" of course the mother would think they were telemarketers. My mom does not even listen to the whole message sometime.

By  ManInTheMachine  |  19

Why would you not notify them that you have changed your number with something as important as getting a job? I won't say you deserve it, but you should definitely be more aware of things like that.

  besosforme  |  26

"Detail-oriented" is the most common one I see (seriously overused, people), and if I see that and a typo on the same paper, it's automatically into the waste bin. Sounds harsh, but if you put that and don't spend the 5 minutes to actually look at your work, why should I?