Thursday, November 13, 2008

Spam, Spam and More Spam

I spent a long time yesterday posting my resume on numerous job web sites; monster, career builder, hot jobs...etc. I think my resume is up on at least five sites now. I was very proud of my diligence. When I woke up this morning and saw 16 messages in my inbox I was excited, convinced my hard work had paid off, at least a little. Ha! Silly me.

What I found in my inbox was the result of posting my resume, however, it wasn't exactly what I was looking for, unfortunately. So far, all I have to show for hours of resume tweaking and web site navigating is offers to be an insurance agent, a lawn care sales rep or technicial (they obviously haven't seen my lawn) and numerous franchisee opportunities. Thanks, guys, but you're missing the point. I am looking for a JOB, not a business opportunity and NO WHERE in my resume or profile does it say anything about wanting to go in to outside sales.

It does make me wonder; what kind of success rate of this kind of scatter-shot recruiting yield?


Trix in the City said...

Welcome aboard Kristy!!!


Heather said...

After you get the job be ready to retire that email address!

Great blog!!

St0rm187 said...

Ah, I remember the days on and CareerBuilder, ect...Good for nothing except spam and dead end leads. Your better off with real headhunters (at least they'll lie to your face)

Carol said...


What? No offers to be a car salesperson yet? I get those all of the time too!

At least you recognized it as spam. The hubby signed up for Monster and Careerbuilder and got excited the next day when an "opportunity" came to him. I hated having to burst his bubble and tell him it was an insurance job and everyone gets that "opportunity"

Rhonda said...

I saw a little sign on the side of the road yesterday that said I could make as much as a CEO working from home. Should I write down the number for you?

P.S. The part that was really amusing was the P.S. "If you don't believe it, don't call."

lol, OK! I won't.