Monday, September 27, 2021

Helpful Hint for Job Hunting

Get a temporary, throw-away email address to use for your job hunt.  (This helpful advice was given to me after-the-fact by a fellow member of the job board.)

Why? Because you will be innundated by a horde of job "suggestions" from commercial job boards, none of which are remotely relevant to your search.  The emails proliferate almost faster than you can unsubscribe.

I suspect the one commercial job board I updated was the initial culprit, selling my records (old and new) to others.  However from the wording of some of these "offers", I believe that some of them originate with my LinkedIn records, which I had thought were relatively safe.

The problem is orders of multitude greater than it was a dozen years ago when I last looked for a job.

In some ways the internet and social media are great tools but in other ways, not so much.

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