Re: Trouble finding work

Subject: Re: Trouble finding work
From: "Janet M. Swisher" <swisher -at- enthought -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2005 11:33:00 -0500


"Gene Kim-Eng" wrote:

> Yeah, I get a lot of these too. It's possible I've found more jobs
> for friends and local acquaintances through the contacts from
> these boards than I have for myself over the yeats. I've also
> not had any of the spam or insurance company scams I hear
> others complaining they get when they post to boards, probably
> because I always posted my profiles and resumes confidential
> (no name, address or phone #). Spammers don't seem to
> want to go to the trouble to send to job board anonymous
> forwarding addresses. Or maybe the boards use some sort
> of filtering that prevents one from sending bulk emails through
> them.

I think the main deterrent is that employers and recruiters have to pay to get your contact info. A few years ago, fearing spam, I set up a separate email address to use in profiles and resumes I posted to job boards. The only spam I got to that address was job-search-related, such as for resume-blasting services. Only started getting "normal" spam to that address after I got lax and used it as a login on a few non-job-search websites.

I should add that posting to job boards hasn't gotten me any jobs, though it did lead to one job offer that I turned down.

--
Janet Swisher --- Senior Technical Writer
Enthought, Inc. http://www.enthought.com



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