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Optimal Times to Call Businesses to Book Interviews

Optimal Times to Call Businesses to Book Interviews Engagement metrics are the best metrics

CONTEXT

Small Business Service Providers (dog walkers, trainer, musicians)

  • Very receptive to interviews
  • Cannot answer phone if they are working, you can usually call anytime in the afternoon

Contractor (reno companies, roofers, landscapers, etc)

  • Less receptive to an interview if there is no prior relationship, they are solicited constantly
  • Unlikely to answer phone if they are working

Professional Service Providers (dentists, optometrists, lawyers, etc)

  • Receptive to interviews
  • It is very likely that you will only be able to speak to the receptionist on first call, so make sure to leave a message and nail down a time to call back

Restaurants

  • Receptive to interviews
  • DO NOT CALL DURING LUNCH/DINNER

Night Venues (bars, lounges, clubs)

  • Very receptive to interviews
  • Call before dinner, or about 20-30 minutes before they open

Small Business Storefronts (barbers, ice cream shops, boutique stores, etc)

  • Receptive to Interviews
  • Most likely to speak to a potential interviewee on your first call, call whenever they’re open

Fitness (Gyms, Crossfit, Yoga)

  • Very Receptive to interviews
  • Since gyms open early in the morning, you can call them at any point in the day