Interview and career planning gurus are flooding my mail box. Some one please help me! This is the frantic expression I heard over a highschool campus. At least some of you must have been receiving those so called gurus’ mails. The way they flood inboxes makes you rethink whether to continue with their service at all.
But Hold A Minute!
Most of us use free email boxes. More over, the latest ones provide you unlimited inbox space. Still you want to unsubscribe career planner mails or interview tips? After all none of them spam just as such, unless you had subscribed at some point of time.
Getting hired is not the end of career!
Bureau of labor statistics (bls. gov) says almost all ordinary Americans change careers every 3-4 years. The job market is not a stagnant water anymore. Look at what happens when job market changes. The market demands new or improved products whichcan be you but only if you upgraded yourself regularly.
But you can't be a surgeon after being an accountant for 25 years
Nothing is lost if you can't. But look at how the world is moving and how fast. Keeping abreast with change is posible through various routes. I regard free mail updates and interview call letters as one of them. Career counselors and recruitment experts have researched and what they mail you is not all junk.
Recruitment and HR managers want to share the latest
If there was nothing more than hot gas, they would be out of business quickly. They discover and develop something new constantly which they want to share with you; of course this is their business. Fine, when you don't want to save the mail, you have the option to delete it.
Tips to decide whether to save or delete
1. Delete mails with suspicious address and subject lines
2. Delete interview notification if you are not interested now
3. Delete mails if you have not subscribed to receive
4. Don't delete if that is an advice
5. Don't delete if it contains important addresses and phone numbers
6. Don't delete if it is an acknowledgement of your job application
Alevoor Rajagopal advises on interviews and career issues on http://interviews-questions-tips.blogspot.com/ and http://career-interview-tips.blogspot.com/