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When to pick up the phone

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Some of the practices used by companies to recruit new workers are rude and unprofessional, Michael Spiro writes. Job seekers hate it when employers don’t return messages, post jobs anonymously or require lengthy online applications, he notes.

I agree with him for the most part. But returning all voice-mail messages? That’s nuts. I have absolutely no obligation to return every cold call I get, whether they are looking for a job, trying to get me to check out their blog, or selling vacuums. I don’t have time to do it, and good business etiquette doesn’t require it.

Do you return all of your voice-mail messages, as Mr. Spiro claims he does?