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Old 03-22-2002, 10:12 PM
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I occasionally receive unsolicited voicemail messages from recruiters ("Hi. This is so-and-so from XYZ Actuarial Search. Just calling to check in with you. Please give me a call at 1-555-555-5555..."). Is it totally uncouth to just delete the message without returning the call? I don't want to burn any bridges, but I'm happily employed at the moment, and I don't have much interest in talking to recruiters. Also, I feel kind of funny returning a recruiter's call (1) on company time and (2) on the company's dime. What's the proper etiquette in this situation?
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Old 03-22-2002, 11:34 PM
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Old 03-22-2002, 11:50 PM
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The recruiter would surely ask you for their home number. :0
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Old 03-23-2002, 09:48 AM
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First, I don't know why you would mind placing a quick call to a recruiter on company time just to say "Thanks, not interested". Everybody else does, and you want to have good relationships with recruiters because you will almost certainly want to leave some day.

Second, it's fine to just delete them if you don't want to talk to them. If they call back and say "Oh, I left you a message", just tell them you didn't return the call because you are not interested right now, but will keep them in mind when you are looking.

Usually, if I am not interested in talking to a particular recruiter, I just call them at night or on weekends, and leave a voicemail saying thanks for calling but I am not interested right now, but I will keep you in mind if I am ever looking. If they call back after that, they are probably too pushy for me to work with, so I learned something useful, and I won't talk to them again.
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Old 03-24-2002, 08:05 PM
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Any knowledgable recruiter would know that if an actuary does not return a phone call, it means, "Not interested." Nothing more, nothing less.
That's why they're calling lots of actuaries all the time. It's not just you they're hoping to talk to.
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Old 03-25-2002, 08:07 AM
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If I get an unsolicited call from a vacuum salesman, am I obliged to call back? Of course not, and the same applies to recruiters. They know d*mned well they're cold calling you and dozens of others. They're trolling for leads but they don't expect everyone to call back or be interested. And if you were to call them back later when you are interested, you can bet they'll be happy to take your call.
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Old 03-25-2002, 02:49 PM
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On 2002-03-22 23:32, E. Blackadder wrote:
Call back, posing as your company's HR department, explaining that because of the voice mail he left during company time on company property, you had no choice but to terminate the message recipient.
E.B., the H.R. department of my former company would like to offer you a job!
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Old 03-25-2002, 03:44 PM
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42 - your company does a lot of recruiting (HR, marketing) on this website!
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Old 03-25-2002, 05:37 PM
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That's not true. It was the H.R. department from my former company that wants to recruit EB. (And the marketing department from my current company that wants to hire DTNF.)

<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: 42 on 2002-03-25 18:29 ]</font>
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Old 03-25-2002, 08:55 PM
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Is this thread (title) an oxymoron?
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