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I wonder if tech recruiters would have more success if they realized how many of their potential recruits don't like phones and would rather do the initial, "Is this interesting to me?" via email or chat.

@CarlCravens My theory is that they're aware of how many people would prefer not to use a phone, but believe they can be significantly more persuasive on a call.

If they lose 50% of potential candidates by insisting on a call, but then triple their "decides to go in for an interview" rate, it'd be a valid tradeoff.

(I am, of course, with you. Would really rather not "hop on a quick call".)

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