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Email Address Etiquette- How Embarassing

Many people think that candidate screening is based strictly on a good resume format and great experience.

Wrongo, buster.

I had a candidate, fairly senior level, apply for a job using an email address of something along the lines of (to protect the mentally challenged) i_love_robert@xxx.com.

Now seriously, who doesn’t love Robert? However, this is really a light-weight in comparison to many I’ve had over recent years like:

sex_kitten85@xxx.com
foryoureyesonly@xxx.com
takemeimyours@xxx.com

I like to consider myself socially liberal. I think it’s awesome that people have playful email addresses. However, it is an indicator that your judgement may not be tops.

It will always be VERY difficult to offend me. But let me say this one time:

When in “interviewing for a job” mode, people are always on their BEST behavior. So, not knowing me, if you send me a resume with an email address of 2_much_for_1_lady@xxx.com, I’m going to assume that when you’re out working with my company’s clients, that your judgement will be on par with that email address.

Just my thoughts.

That’s my 5 cents (inflation),
Jules aka: nachomammasrecruiter@xxx.com

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  1. Michelle Parker
    July 21, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    This is hilarious. Great blog.

  2. Michelle Parker
    July 21, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    PS – I think you could add to this.

    Exclude anything that is socially or politically charged such as “TeaPartyPrez@xxx.com,” “Obama4Life@xxx.com,” “Gohugsomeothertree@xxx.com,” “Death2SUVs@xxx.com,” “UTRulzTAMUDroolz@xxx.com,” “TUis2lame@xxx.com,” and so on.

    From HRstickinthemud@xxx.com

    • July 21, 2010 at 10:47 pm

      100% yes….same as you would with a CUSTOMER! I’m your customer, in this situation. By the way, I have two of those email addresses and I’ll let you guess which one.

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