So, as a good recruiter, I never just trash these messages. It could be that candidate I've been meaning to call. When I have the time, I go back and figure out who it is. I don't always have time, and those emails sit in my inbox for days, weeks, but hopefully never for months.
|"Just one more question"|
I've got an idea, send me your resume every time you email me if you are wanting to get a job. You could frame it as, "I just made a few edits to this and wanted to make sure you have the best version" or "for a quick reminder, here's my resume again". I'm not proud of the fact that I can't remember everyone who has been in touch with me. I do have a great memory, but sometimes fatigue sets in and I just get cranky when I get this type of blind email.
Here's how you can turn my frown upside down: I am always happy for people to check in with me, and I encourage it. At the end of many first phone introductions with job seekers I tell them to check in with me in a few weeks. I even say it keeps them at the top of my mind--which it does. Sincerely, I mean it, check in with me. But when you do, make sure it's super easy for me to know who you are. If you don't want to attach the resume, put something in the message about what types of jobs you are looking for, when we last talked, a funny anecdote, or a link to your LinkedIn profile.
Why? I'll get back to you quicker, I'll be in a good mood, and I'll have positive thoughts around the message you just sent me. I'm never cranky when someone gives me all the information I need, before I need it.
Have a wonderful Independence Day! Getting that off my chest has made me happier already! Ready to binge watch some Peter Falk and see what mysteries he can solve for me over the weekend. And an enophile's favorite episode: https://columbophile.com/2017/09/24/episode-review-columbo-any-old-port-in-a-storm/