This article was born after listening to an interesting phone call earlier today. I don’t envy anyone whose name is the contact-point for job-applicants who then ring in to get more information.
When applying for jobs, have a simple email address. Corporations dislike dealing with obscure email addresses.
1. Be aware that UPPER-case is irrelevant. Some say it matters, but it does not.
2. Avoid including an underscore ( _ ) nor a tilde ( ~ ).
3. If you have no other option, use a recognised internet email system (ie Gmail). I don’t recommend Hotmail, as it conjures memories of spam and harvesting.
A far better option is an email that directs back to a website you control (ie. email@example.com), or where your site is hosted (ie: firstname.lastname@example.org)
4. Avoid emails that say too much about your hobbies. pole_dancer@… or sexyhotbody@… are not an image you want to give your next employer.
5. Ensure your email is spelled correctly when you type/write it on ANY paperwork/PDF/document/signature.
Fixed. Right? I hope so.
Next time you ring in to give your email address so the J&PS can be emailed to you, they won’t hang up to laugh when you call the underscore ‘that other line key’.
Ought to be the least one can expect. Love the pic btw.
Thanks Linda. That cute little budgie was owned by my brother-in-law until one day he flew off when someone left a window open!
some great tips, sometimes a username sounds great on the screen but when you actually have to say it out loud it can be a bit embarrassing :( locspoc
So true Loc. Online pseudonyms/usernames should be chosen carefully. Sounding the words aloud is important!