I’m going to let you in on a little secret: your high school email address is not cute when it comes to a professional document such as your resume.
Yes, that’s right…:
- And any other varieties we think are adorably creative and self-reflective.
Repeat after me: These email addresses are not appropriate for professional documents.
Your resume is often times the one and only chance to make a first impression, so why risk it? Keep these email addresses for social media, mailing lists and all those department store coupons. Use these easy tips to keep your professional email clean, organized and brand-positive:
Opt for a simple & free Gmail account.
Gmail is my personal favourite over Hotmail. It’s easy to set up email filters and many businesses use this platform as well.
Select an email address is that easy to ready for ease of re-typing.
J03yD03@whatever.com is not a good alternative for JoeyDoe@whatever.com.
Did you notice that the “o”s are actually zeros? No? My point exactly.
Keep it simple: Use your name as your tag.
The easiest way to keep your personal brand consistent.
Avoid using nicknames.
email@example.com= coupon email.
Ensure it’s free of grammatical/spelling errors.
firstname.lastname@example.org- Did you notice “Marie” is spelt wrong at first glance?
An employer might not either and you might miss out on your chance at an interview.
So what’s your game plan when it comes to an email address?
Have you seen any emails on resumes that make you cringe?
Let’s connect on social media to discuss using the #AmandaMarieBiz tag.