I had to write this little blog because I just got an email from someone looking for a position with my company.
There are a lot of tips and advise that I can give to job seekers. but this is a piece of advise that seems so basic that I feel like it should be well known. Unfortunately, many people don't do it. The advise is....be basic with your email address. Or maybe not basic, but try not to be so off the wall.
If you are applying for a position, create an email address in Gmail, Hotmail, etc. that is professional. Keep it to pieces of your name or profession. It can be #1ITdirector@gmail.com. But don't send me a resume that I have to repsond to email@example.com.
I don't know how many of the recruiters here actually look at the email address, but I just got one the was hustlers_dragons_pumas@???.com I begin to think abou the personality of the person that sent the resume and it isn't good.
This brings up another good point. Voicemail. If you are looking for a position and you have a voice mail greeting that says "yo yo what's up you know what to do," I am most likely not going to leave a message, because I don't see the professionalism.
Several recruiters might agree or disaggree, but I think that an email address and a voicemail greeting should be professional when you are looking for a new position. After you get the job, change it to whatever you like, but for the time being, show some professionalism.
This is my first post and I hope it wasn't to rambled, but you all understand what I am saying.