Harris Interactive performed research which stated 41% of the people they surveyed said irritating ringtones was the most annoying thing about their job.
Still don’t believe us? Read any of the hundreds of articles written by all of the major media outlets discussing this exact problem. Its too big to ignore, get your professional ringtones now.
You dress for your next job, you network with all of the right people, you stopped taking your college duffel bag on business trips, but every time your phone rings Princess Leah tells you about your incoming call. This doesn’t make sense.
A ringtone is often one of the most overlooked pieces of your professional presence. Our team has witnessed first hand people losing jobs when an innapropriate ring was played on the way to an interview. We have also been exposed to managers who walk away from an employee interaction , meeting, or lunch completely dismayed because the ringtone was completely embarrassing.
What many people don’t realize is that you are constantly being sized up for your next position by management. That manager or executive is going to be looking at how you dress, how you talk, how you act in front of customers, and how you interact with coworkers then asking themselves “could that person be in my shoes?” All to often everything is perfect until the ringtone goes off. You cannot let this cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars in future income.
Some people justify it by saying that they will always be in vibrate/silent mode while at work or in front of customers. This is wishful thinking. All too often in the business world there are appropriate times where you will need to have a ringer on so you don’t miss that important call. If it happens to be while you’re traveling with the CEO of your company you had better make sure that ring is perfect.