Are you using it to try and express interest in a position that you applied for?
If not, could you?
Yes, the pick-up rate is a measly 3-5% on a cold call.
That’s OK, you want to leave a message anyway.
Most companies have a call tree to dial by name.
Look up either HR, Talent Acquisition or who you think the hiring manager could be.
Leave a message today, and then follow up again in 2 days, then maybe again 3 days.
Don’t be a pest, but rather professionally persistent.
It could help get your resume moved to the top of the stack.
Above anything else, it can prove to yourself that you’re willing to get a little uncomfortable, as well as, to an employer that you have an elevated interest, and the tenacity to be different.