Set up a Professional Email for your Job Search


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Time to get rid of that [email protected] email address you made when you were 12!

Having a professional email address is a good way to make a good first impression when you are searching for a job. Learn more at the alis education and training website. From their website:

Set Up a Work Search Email Account

Using your work email for your online work search is unprofessional and unwise. So is accessing your personal email from work. That’s why it’s a good idea to set up an email account specifically for work search.

  • Job search websites and networking sites usually require you to sign in with a user name and an email address.
  • You need an email address when you apply directly to employer websites.

Setting up a free email account

You can set up a free email account through the following service providers:

  • Yahoo
  • Google or Gmail

Be sure you read and understand the user rules and privacy policy before you sign up.

Naming your email account

Use your own name, if it’s available. If your name is not available, try a variation. For example, use your last name first, mix up your initials or add underscores or periods between the parts of your name.

Avoid adding numbers to your username. Numbers can be confusing. For example, Carr57 could be mistaken for Carr51 and both could be mistaken for a birthdate.

Make sure your account name sounds professional. For example, [email protected] presents an appropriate image, while [email protected] does not.

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