Your Email Address and Your Resume

Your Email Address and Your Resume

It’s the simple things that can really be our downfall. Let’s talk about your email address. If it’s set up wrong not only do you appear unemployable, you also seem uneducated.

How can an email address cause problems?

When you write your resume, you’re attempting to portray yourself as a professional. You do not look professional if your email address is something like these:

  • sassypants13@email.com
  • hotlips69@email.com
  • yomama4evr@email.com

What should your resume look like?

The best idea is for your email address to be some form of your name. It’s professional and will be easily recognizable as you. For example:

  • john_smith@email.com
  • jbsmith@email.com
  • smith.john@email.com

If you’re concerned with privacy and security, you do not have to set up your email address with a form of your name to be professional. You could use something like these:

  • johnoutsidesales@email.com
  • janeadminasst@email.com

Email is free to set up

Obviously, this means you’d have to create multiple email addresses if you’re applying for different types of positions. However, with all of the free email platforms out there it’s not exactly a bad thing if it keeps you from appearing unemployable.

Don’t let your email address be the reason you are unable to find employment.

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