Thursday, December 17, 2015
Tip Thursday - Email
Your email address is often the first thing that people see about you and is therefore an important part of the personal brand that you're building. When job searching it is critically important. In recent studies it was found that many employers don't even look at some candidates when they possessed 'cutesy' email addresses. Let's face it, an address like firstname.lastname@example.org is not going to get you taken seriously for a corporate gig - unless it happens to be in the gaming or zombie-slaying fields! Keep it professional and keep it appropriate. As an added note, it should go without saying that you would not use an email address from your current employer when forwarding resumes to potential future employers. I don't know why, but they seem to take umbrage with the fact that you are spending time at your current job looking for a new job. Always use a personal email and always keep it professional.