I just started my job search and a friend advised me that I should sign up for a generic email address. I’d rather not; I really don’t
want to check yet another email. What do you think?
I couldn’t help but laugh when I initially read your question. Memories came flooding back of a previous employer and the whiteboard we had posted in our department with the top 10 email addresses. Included in it were things like: sexybaby, honeylove, etc. While having an “interesting” email address might not kick you out of the running for a position it does not portray the professional image you are trying to get across to your potential employer. You want to dazzle them with your resume, not put them in a fit of laughter.
To sign up for an email address when starting your job search, I recommend using a service such as gmail with a format such as: firstname.lastname@example.org Once you have your email set up, I recommend using the email address only for your job search or professional communications. Not only is it more professional but it also will limit the amount of email coming to your personal account.
Do you need to change your email address? You don’t have to, however I highly recommend it, especially if you don’t want to end up on someone’s “top ten” list!
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