I am in touch with an external/third party recruiter. He mentioned few interesting positions, so I'd like to stay in touch with him but I'd rather keep our interactions to emails.
I'm annoyed by his attempts to call me when I'm working, but I also don't see the point of schedule an off working hours call when I could easily read a job description and tell him if I'm interested and or qualified.
How can I explain him that I'd rather keep the communication by email? Are my expectations reasonable? I understand the preference for having a first voice conversation, but I don't see the point of planning when it could be done by mail.
brief summary of the answers:
- explain first, ignore after - the pesky recruiter will eventually learn (s)he is waisting time
- use a throwaway mail and phone number (Google Voice)