I keep getting emails reminding me that I have message on Careers 2.0, and that I should respond even if not interested so the employer can continue their search. This doesn't make much sense to me, as the message resembles a generic job posting and is in no way tailored to my profile. I am quite confident that many people got an identical message, and the employer is not waiting for my response before taking further measures to fill their position.
If an employer were to specifically target me, with a custom message selling the job as a good fit for me based on my profile, I would be happy to reply even to let them know I wasn't interested. But I don't think I should be nagged to respond to a generic message.
What is the vision of how Careers 2.0 is supposed to work, and does it really include expecting people to respond as "not interested" to generic messages? If it does, why isn't there a "not interested" button to send a generic "not interested" response?