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Career Handbook

Mobile Phone Use Tips for the Job and Internship Search

  • Use a professional outgoing message.
  • Eliminate distractions and background noise when using your phone.
  • Have a fully charged battery and ample service before answering or making a professional call.
  • Speak slowly and clearly and spell your name when leaving a message.
  • Don't answer your phone while driving.
  • Don't answer a professional call when in a public place or while engaged in a social activity.
  • Don't walk around while talking on your phone.
  • Turn-off your phone while waiting for an in-person interview. If you usually review your notes on your phone, use another method so you don't appear to be checking messages.
  • Turn-off your phone during an in-person interview, presentation or professional meeting.