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  • When people duck your e-mails, never returning them.

    "NOT too long ago, a magazine in Manhattan invited me, by e-mail, to interview for a job. After meeting with me, the managing editor and the director of human resources asked me to take home the standard editing test and return it ASAP. I dutifully obliged.

    "And then I waited. One day. Two days. A week. A month. Two months. Three … well, you get the picture.

    "Not only was there no word on whether I would be offered the job — nobody at the magazine even bothered to e-mail me to say that my completed test had been received!" --Neil Hirschfeld, "Complaint Box: The E-Snub"

    January 25, 2010