An Open Letter: Choose Your Email Address Wisely, Job Applicant

Job Applicant Resumes

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.


A Friend


2 responses to “An Open Letter: Choose Your Email Address Wisely, Job Applicant

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