I got an email from the HR department of a company about a job opportunity. The email is addressed directly to me, so I was wondering if it is okay to ask them where they got my email address, or would it be considered rude?
( 5 months ago )
It is perfectly fine to ask something like this. In some countries a company is even legally required to answer this question. It can even be illegal to send this type of unsolicited email.
For example, in Germany where I live, companies are required to give you this information. We have very strict regulations regarding when an email is unsolicited and thus not exactly legal to send.