It’s something of an occupational hazard that I’m almost always on the phone in this profession! If I’m not on the phone then I may be in a client meeting or interviewing someone. Hence, I can be difficult to get hold of. I also appreciate that, depending on the situation, it might be difficult for you to talk – you may be in an open office, in a meeting, with a customer, with a colleague/line manager/team member; in which case the conversation you need to have with me might not be appropriate.
I use an app called Calendly to schedule calls and meetings to avoid voicemail and email tennis – you can use these links to view my calendar and you can then select a mutually convenient time to speak or meet:
Sometimes sending a text or whatsapp message might be a quicker and easier way to get a brief message to each other – though naturally not where a longer conversation is required. Of course, email is another option – though in most instances I would much rather speak as opposed to a lengthy email exchange.
You’re welcome to try my mobile (077965 42641) outside of normal office hours, or when I’m travelling to an off-site meeting. I can usually be reached via the mobile from 07:00 in the morning until circa 21:00 in the evening. First thing in the morning can be the best time to catch me. With 4 children bedtime (circa 19:00 – 20:00) is somewhat hectic, so it can prove difficult to have a sensible conversation and is hence best avoided unless an emergency.
I always meet potential candidates when considering them for an assignment as well as always taking the initial brief face to face at the site where the role is based. I’m also happy to meet with relevant individuals outside of assignments so that I can better understand them and help them in the future.
I endeavour to return calls & emails (email@example.com) within 24 hours, but there are occasions when that might not happen. Hopefully the above will help us get hold of each other a little more easily.