A few weeks ago, I noticed Indeed’s depressing new “feature” which sends an automated follow-up asking if you’ve heard back from places to which you’ve applied. Because who doesn’t want to be reminded of the CVs and cover letters they’ve sent, without a response from a prospective employer? I’m in a pretty good place with freelance work and teaching, but being reminded of just how many cover letters I’ve written and sent off into the abyss is deeply depressing.
Today Indeed sent me a different message! In theory, sending available positions to job-seekers is a much better feature. Except Indeed wants me to know that I’m probably qualified to be an unpaid intern. Not definitely or anything. It’s not an offer. But they’ve reviewed my resume, and think I’m probably qualified to work for free.