Still searching for a job you’ll love? Have you done everything possible to find that dream job? While you may have an excellent resume with a stellar background, there could be one thing standing in your way: your email address.
Take a closer look. If your email address could be perceived as inappropriate or unprofessional, it’s time to create one dedicated to your career search. When looking for your next opportunity, you absolutely CANNOT use the email address you have had since the 8th grade. Put yourself in the hiring manager’s shoes: How would you perceive
when considering potential candidates?
Job searching today is done almost entirely in the online world. This puts your next career opportunity literally at your fingertips, and without even leaving the comfort of your own home. Similarly, email has become one of the most used forms of communication, and mobile devices have introduced new technology that allows you to job search anytime and anywhere.
There are several websites from which you can create a new email account for free, such as Gmail and Yahoo. This will allow you to establish a more professional email address dedicated specifically to your job search. One of the most common mistakes people make when using their personal email for applications is not thinking of how the employer will perceive you based on your email address.
When selecting an email address for your job search, keep these tips in mind:
1. Think like a professional when choosing a username; never brag or be inappropriate
2. Never use your current employer’s email address when applying for a prospective job opportunity
3. Consider using a school email address, such as a college domain ending in .edu
As a potential candidate, Hottie123@jobseeker.com will almost certainly prevent a prospective employer from contacting you for an interview. Having a professional email address is an important step in the right direction to finding a job you’ll love.