quit using a dumb email address.

1 Apr

I’m going to get straight to the point. AwesomeWiener1981@mindspring.com is not going to land you a job, a lady friend, or respect.

Nor is:
JägerbombGuy@compuserve.com
Dale#3RIP@prodigy.com
NKOTB-4-LIFE!@earthlink.com

You are an adult. Would you walk up to a stranger and say, “Hi, I’m Bro’sBeforeHo’s69, nice to meet you”? Think of what your email address says about you. It’s not a joke, it’s your name.

How about trying out an email with say, oh I don’t know, your freaking name in it. As a rule, avoid numbers, cars, alcohol, bands, trendy catchphrases or any other thing you think is cool. I can assure you, people will like you more if you switch from DontHaveACowMan@hotmail.net to GrownMan@gmail.com

One Response to “quit using a dumb email address.”

  1. Dean Simmer 4 August 2010 at 9:25 pm #

    Grown Man,

    An easy way to take the professional email to an extra level is to invest $10 per year in a domain name and set up the free Google Apps version available for personal use (http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/group/index.html). When it comes to resumes and other job-seeking issues alone, this is a great way to create the first impression that you want to create.

    Thank you for the blog. I look forward to each new post.

    Sincerely,

    Dean Simmer

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