Why You Should Never Send Your CV via Gmail

Why You Should Never Send Your CV via Gmail

September 1, 2020 | 5 min read

Three months ago I applied to a gaming studio. Not that I was a great game, but the demographics were good for me: very few developers in my geographic location have created a combination of C ++, C #, Node JS, and mobile development technologies. For all 20 years of my career, I have denied myself becoming a program director. I didn't get the upgrade. I wanted to be a permanent developer, because once only technical skills allowed me to have a great rest: pioneer projects. In my experience, I definitely called for an interview. I sent my request via email to Gmail. 

Three weeks passed and I didn't hear anything. I sent an additional email with a different subject line, and the human resources department returned to me: "Unfortunately, the post was recently filled. By the way, when did you apply?" I forwarded the same email again when he replied, "Yes, I received this message, but the previous message was in your spam folder. Gmail separated it because your personal information was in the attachment." I think they should use the Gmail client to access office email. I was horrified. Did Gmail filter all attachments that had a phone number or email address? Was it really effective in their efforts to fight spam? After all, I haven't sent it to everyone in my recruitment office.

I previously submitted my application to Google Recruiter three times. I did not hear any answer from them. Two of them were using Gmail. My biography may still be in the spam folder of some Google recruiters. Looking ahead, I think Gmail could lose more than 150 jobs.

Gmail writing experience:

Your cover letter reveals your identity to future employers. Gmail's writing suggestions setting hide it. That was reason enough to leave Gmail with work apps. But there are more reasons to redirect Gmail to everything. By its small keyboard size, I hate texting on iPhone the most, and that's automatically correct. Gmail goes one step further with automatic suggestions. How do you feel when you announce to a potential date that you are available instead of opening a new relationship? It maintains mutual respect for the relationship already established. The idea of whether a job is available is placed in the baggage claim. This puts the business owner in a high position. Gmail kills the most important aspect of a job application: free writing. Although it was grammatically / really bad, I still wanted to hear me speak. I want to meditate on my good, bad and ugly feelings.

But then power of executives 

The idea behind Gmail Auto Suggest is to make people more productive with mobile email. What if you write while traveling or meeting? This actually speeds up the process. Except that it tries to change / imitate the messaging experience. In doing so, it tries to be in our minds and in our communication models, using the most powerful weapon called AI. In fact, I envisioned a completely attractive future for AI + marriage. But there is real added value in giving organizations a better understanding of consumer needs. Disabling the eBook while your dataset is in use is a macro issue.

Although this feature can be turned off using Gmail settings the option to write suggestions, it's clear that most people don't worry about changing the default settings, especially by updating them on the Gmail server. By the way, Google values itself. Google pays a few billion every year to use Safari's default search engine.

What is in for Google?

Subtle improvements in email development productivity are the gateway to more commercial Gmail packages for sale to business customers. Although the cloud is a special opportunity even for large companies, organizations are reluctant to host their internal communications on servers controlled by giants. Such large value-added additions can provide tremendous value to Gmail's business.

Google is also in hiring business.

Did you send an email to your recruiter with a salary request? Gmail opposes this and uses its employer database at https://hire.google.com/. When this happens in real time, you will have to participate in 50 other bidders on their bidding site. Worse, a job offer sent by your employer to your Gmail account can be scanned based on your salary data.

Yes, Google also hires.

Just billed your customer via Gmail? It can be used to improve Google Pay for businesses. The following month, when your competitor subscribes to such an account, he or she may receive sales price suggestions based on your rates. Have you requested a hotel reservation with a passport room? Did you send your ID to the children's school? Did you write about your most recent problematic transaction with the cryptographic wallet provider's customer service?


While Google's complete abuse of user data has not been fully appreciated, business requests are not something Gmail cannot do without.  When we feed ourselves with our CV, you will become an inevitable giant. Strong employers can also pay for a bidder to outperform its competitors. On the one hand, LinkedIn is great and mature in that it allows the business owner a timely insight into who you are and what you are doing? Most importantly, it advertises itself as it really is, without any hidden AI tricks. It also provides a messaging service that is not yet known for analyzing your payroll claims.


I was really overwhelmed by the massive response to this post. When I could not answer and thank every respondent, I felt the need to address the problem inherent in the reactions of opponents:

This is not your Gmail account - it is the recipient's spam filter:

Except that in this case both are related to Google. To be fair, why should it be taken care of? As an email consumer, you want to be sure when you press send until you have sent more than 10 recipients. That it reaches the recipient while the destination is located and you will know the status immediately.

Know when incoming mail will not be fair and cheap.

There has been widespread discussion that Gmail's spam filter is more powerful than ever before the introduction of artificial intelligence, and given the range of communication, the Gmail team's response has not been entirely satisfactory. If the spam filter works this way, it may be time to change the implementation. Google has been at the forefront of many innovations on the web, especially in securing its dominant position on the web. Choosing a hiring professional to exclude PDFs that contain personal information is less likely to happen than reading Gmail.

Switching to something other than Gmail won't change anything:

The whole backbone of artificial intelligence is more data. Transmitter range data along with message data. Why not? It helps us fight spam, as well as some interesting ideas! In addition, there is something called a domain name system based on black hole lists. It ranks emails for their relative spam based on the domain in which they originated. So it's very likely that you'll end up sending spam from Gmail / Yahoo instead of your personal domain - if your attachment contains personal information and 100 other things that Google may classify as spam.