Here’s how you choose a professional email address for a resume:
- Use your first and last name (for example, firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Avoid silly email addresses (like email@example.com)
- Don’t add random numbers to your email because they make it more difficult for the hiring manager to remember. Instead, try variations on your name (like firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Don’t add your birth date to your email address (email@example.com) because it could lead to age discrimination
If you’re planning on sending out dozens of job applications via email and signing up for job recommendations on sites like LinkedIn, create a separate email address so that your personal account isn’t overloaded with recommended job openings and automated replies. You can use an email address like firstname.lastname@example.org to keep these emails separate — and then turn off notifications from it once you land a job!