Emails have become an integral part of businesses. It’s a major channel where small and big transactions happen everyday.
Many think that their usernames and domain names don’t matter much professionally. Well if you have the same mentality, you may want to think again.
Just before you send out your resumes to prospective employers, ask yourself: Will your email cost you your future career? Is it professional email address?
The truth about emails is that even before it’s opened, it’s already judged by the email address that sent it.
Take spam emails for example. We don’t bother opening it because we know it’s just from some fake company who just wants your money. As opposed to a registered company with a proper email, we’re most likely to open that.
So what is a proper email?
Check your username
A recent study done by Life Hacker proves that people in the realm of work feel strongly about emails. One of the first issues tackled was the usernames utilized by job hunters.
A prospective employer is interested on the real name of an applicant or a company. If they are welcomed with something that seem to came straight from grade school, then chances are thing.
Check your domain name
Another big turn off is a domain name. Believe it or not, people find “hotmail” and “aol” outdated. So if you’re using one, you may want to change it to “yahoo” or “google”.
The lesson here is to treat your email as part of who you are. If you come dressed well for a job interview, you should also be equipped with an email address just looks as good and as professional as you.