My team recently hired a couple of interns, and I was the point-of-contact for the hiring process. I made the unfortunate decision to include my work e-mail address when posting the opening to my alma mater's job boards.
The positions are closed, but I am now receiving random e-mails from students asking if there are any openings. I don't particularly want to receive any more e-mails when there is no job opening, and our company has a jobs site where current openings can be viewed (which is where they should be looking).
I don't want to be rude to the job seekers, because:
- I remember being in their shoes and feeling somewhat desperate for a job.
- I was the one that stupidly put my contact info out there where students could get it.
How can I craft a response to these students that says "we have no openings and please don't contact me again", in a way that is professional but firm?