Are you constantly blasted by information and follow ups and reams of useless printed words?
I have to say I find this constant battering a complete turnoff and seemed to have unsubscribed to nearly everything I ever thought of as interesting. Don’t these companies realise rather than keeping interested parties on a string they are losing anyone who might have stayed along for the ride.
A recent case in point is with the job sites. I am currently seeking (like many others) some kind of employment, but after registering and asking for only one email a day with possible jobs listed I receive constant emails about everything from having your CV edited to taking the next step on the career ladder and achieving your goals; I am 60 for crissakes have a long and varied CV and all I want is an interview. Well I know that’s unlikely as I am one of probably a hundred applicants all with degrees, GCSE’s and NVQ’s and when I left school it wasn’t a requirement to go to college or university or even leave with an academic qualification! I did however achieve some qualifications in later life but they are probably insufficient.
If you buy something online you not only have constant emails with offers from them and their partners but you get it through the mailbox as well. Should you have searched for something on the web you are then pestered by everyone who has something to offer however remote.
How do we solve the problem? Just don’t subscribe to anything, search for anything and certainly don’t buy anything on the internet! I suppose life would be a bit dull but in my case my humour may last a bit longer!