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Be sure to have a Professional Email Address

Have you ever considered your email address to be a factor in your job search? You may be thinking, “who cares about my email address? It’s not like employers really pay much attention to it.” The truth is, your email address can make all the difference in whether you receive a call for an interview.

  • Keep it professional. Avoid email addresses with your nickname, pet’s name, hobby, or any other personal information.
  • Keep it simple. The best email addresses are simple and easy to understand. Avoid using numbers and symbols.

In essence, you want your email address to be some version of your full name. If you have a common name, and you’re having a hard time finding a suitable email address, expand your options to include your middle name, middle initial, or a word related to the field you are pursuing. Here are a few examples of professional email addresses:

  • James.Tailor@gmail.com
  • James.K.Tailor@yahoo.com
  • James.Kerry.Tailor@gmail.com
  • JTailor@gmail.com
  • JKTailor@yahoo.com
  • JKTailorRetail@gmail.com