I applied to a job posting that was 27 days old but figured "why not?" and wanted to do it regardless.
Two weeks later I received a call from a talent agent at the company who stated the usual - good fit and skills and to call them back - which I did.
I left a message and mentioned that I had a specific time the next day when I could talk and I would try then. If that was not a good time, they could email me times of availability and we could work out a time then.
I called the next day and got voice mail and left a message again saying that we could setup a time and to email me as to not play phone tag. I thanked them for their time and then got a call back a few hours later stating that they were flat out in meetings and they would call me back in a few hours.
I am beginning to be a tad off put as my suggestion of using email to schedule a time to talk is being ignored which seems odd, especially when I mentioned I was in and out of meetings myself all day.
As I am currently employed and can’t just hop outside to take a quick call at any time, I do find it a bit off putting and pushy that they continue to call and leave messages rather than reach out via email and ask for some days and times to do an initial phone screen.
I wouldn’t mind some input as I haven’t experienced a situation like this - even head hunters have emailed me first prior to calling.