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An interesting notion, not replying to a P.O. Box. This reasoning had
never occurred to me. However, I believe I'd go ahead and apply for a job
that sounded interesting and gave a P.O. Box to reply to. Here's why: I
myself have avoided using a street address or a name in an ad in the past
to avoid lots and lots of phone calls or visits from salesy headhunter
types. Have others done the same?
On Tue, 1 Mar 1994, Matthew Wong wrote:
> On Mon, 28 Feb 1994 10:34:16 CST Steve Fouts wrote:
> > Do you out there have any other huge red flags that you see in want ads.
> > The only other one that I dislike is a request for salary history, since
> > it implies price shopping, but I ignore that one.
> In general, I avoid ads with a P.O. Box number for a return address. Such
> ads are usually from head hunters or companies working on proposals and
> in search of resumes. Although they are not suppose to stick your resume
> in their proposals, you just never know.