A new category of spam has been getting worse and worse. It's recruiters. They are tapping me with impersonal job requests (i.e. "Dear Technology Professional..."). Some of them are even a bit close to my skill set, but the jobs are nothing I would ever accept. Most recent was a six month contract in Kentucky. Honestly, even if I did have any desire to move to Kentucky, I wouldn't pick up my life and move for a six month contract..
This kind of spam is particularly insidious, because I can't just label it as spam and then let the GMail filter handle it... because it kind of resembles message that I would actually like to read in the event that I need to find work again. Honestly though, it's despicably lazy of the recruiters. They're just blasting everyone they can find, probably using a spider to automatically scan resumes and send out the messages without regard for location or a very good match. Argh.