I’ve never been in the habit of checking my email spam folder – until I entered the Jobless Zone.
My job search had progressed nearly three months before I discovered that a week-old request for an interview was sitting in my spam folder. I would never have known if a contact at the company hadn’t mentioned to me that her colleague had never heard back from me.
Key job-search lesson for everyone: Check your spam folder daily.
Since then I’ve had two other important emails related to my job hunt land in the spam folder.
I’m not blaming my email provider. I remember the days before spam folders, and I don’t miss daily weeding through dozens of shady offers for vicodin, cialis, and boosters that will enlarge my manhood.
I guess I just never considered – until now – that those spam filters make mistakes that can jeopardize a job search. It’s an important lesson I learned in the Jobless Zone, and I hope other job seekers won’t make the same mistake.
BTW, I didn’t get that job, but at least it’s not because I blew off the interview.