Echoing Scott Burkett’s experience, I get quite a bit of recruiter spam these days – unsolicited emails about software development/management/consulting positions that I have no expertise in. Occassionally, there are some good ones, but most of them are just clearly automated crap.
I assume that it’s because of the current candidate shortage, and it will go away with the next recession. And granted, it’s better to get too many opportunities than too few (not that I’m specifically looking for new work). I can only imagine what it’s like for someone who is diligently updating their resume every day, posting on multiple job boards, etc.