Dear Job Applicant:
Please choose your email address wisely. If you are applying for a job, your email address will appear on your job application. Your potential future employers will be contacting you on this email address. Please follow these simple rules for a proper email address:
- No sexual innuendos
- No references to weed or other drugs
- No swear words, or even misspellings of swear words
- No words that disparage people groups
If only I was writing this blog out of a hypothetical fear that you might use an inappropriate email address on your job application, but alas, I have first hand experience of reviewing applications in which each or all of the above rules are broken.
So do yourself a favor, applicant. If, for some reason, you have a highly inappropriate email address, take advantage of the multitude of free email providers (gmail, yahoo, hotmail, and many more) and get a new one, at least for the length of your job search.