Why It’s Important To Check Your Spam Folder When Job Hunting.
How’s your job search going? Are you using the vacant jobs list we’ve provided for you? Remember there are new vacant work at home jobs being added to it every day, so we highly recommend that you make it a habit to visit daily. My mom would always tell us that the early bird catches the worm as kids growing up when she wanted us up early on the weekend. The same should apply for your job search. By checking the vacant jobs list each day you’ll have the ability to apply for jobs as soon as they go live. This way you’ll get the jump on other job seekers.
After sending out your job application, be it online, via fax or by mail… I’m sure you have your email address posted within your contact details on your resume. This means there’s a good chance that a potential employer may contact you via that method. If I were to guess (from experience), I’d say over 80% of the time you’ll receive an email from an employer or at least someone from their office. This is just the reality of how business works these days.
An important step after you’ve sent in your job application is to check your email regularly. You want to be able to respond to any emails from a potential employer in a timely manner and it’s just as important for you to check your email’s spam folder. Depending on which email program or service you’re using, it’s ability to identify what is spam and what’s not may be a bit tricky. Keywords usually trigger emails which are filtered into the “Spam” folder and a response you’re waiting for could end up there. Are you in the habit of checking your spam folder?
I personally receive anywhere from 30-50 spam emails a day, which usually end up in my spam folder. And to be quite honest I don’t have time to check each one individually. So I’ve trained myself to quickly glance through the list and look for keywords, phrases or names which could lead to legit emails I need to look at. Names of people in my contact list and keywords like (if I applied for a job) “re: Job application” or “re: Job Title You Applied For”.
Once you’ve found legit emails which ended up in your spam folder, you have to ‘white list” or check the box which asks you if this is indeed spam or not. This way your spam filters will know not to push those emails to the spam folder any longer.
So now you know… remember to keep an eye on your “junk” or “spam” folder.
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