A commonly asked question job applicants have is:
“when will the phone ring?”
Don’t be disheartened, but the answer is usually: only if they want to schedule an interview.
In today’s world of automated job sites and machine evaluations of resumes, most employers aren’t calling applicants unless they want to schedule an interview. And even then, the employer might use email rather than a phone due to the natural hesitancy of people to answer unknown numbers.
(Hint: if you’re looking for a position – take that call from an unknown number.)
It’s nerve-wracking and frustrating to wait for the phone call that may never come. So how do you increase the chances of getting an interview? You pick up the phone and follow up.