Job Search Series Post #1

As some of you may know, I am a recent graduate and was a “nontraditional student” (that is code for someone beyond typical college age). I have recently obtained a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree. Seemingly much like the bulk of college students I imagined that my life after completing school would be easier; well easier to get a well paid position at a reputable company. The belief I had was that this position would reveal itself to me at some point because I went to countless job fairs, and papered the town with my newly bolstered resume.

Not so much. I find that the job hunt is not much better than it was with only an associate’s degree. And worse, the compensation has further spiraled down into a burning ball of fire.

Something that annoys me about this little situation is that some of the companies that I have submitted my resume to have taken it upon themselves to add me to their newsletter/email marketing/annoying daily or weekly email list (that holds no interest for me). I am now bombarded with even more junk email or downright spam. Many of these companies are violating the Canned Spam Act of 2003 by not including an opt out link (or one that works) within the body of the email. Sometimes it is so well hidden that I ultimately code the email as spam.

What do you think? Is it acceptable that businesses take your email address and add it to a their email blast list that you never signed up to get? Do you think to yourself while reading this “just delete the email and quit ranting about it”?

Like or comment below. And thanks for your time.


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