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The importance of email in your cv




A few days ago we wrote about the advantages of having an online cv. We also mentioned some tools to create and highlight your cv from the rest of applicants.

Today we are writing about one little but important detail.

In next articles we´ll see another cv elements, but today we are going to focus our attention on contact email. An issue wich can make the different into two similar cvs.

One of the basic points in a cv is coherency, and contact email can make it dissapear.

During a selection proccess you can find some curious contact emails. Email addresses as ilovecupcakes@…, littlemary1985@… or bestrunnerever@… can be innapropiate for a job search.

The point is to choose an email addres for friends and personal issues, here all addresses are ok. And create another email address for job and official issues.

We can be discarded in a selection proccess for an informal email address.

This email address should be our name and surname. Perhaps, when you try to create your email address your name could be taken, for example, johnsample@… If this happens, we can use puntuation marks if email provider allows it and our email could be john.sample@…, sample.john@…, john-sample@…. Or sample-john@….

If we are still unable to create the email address, we can start trying with acronyms as jsample@…, johns@…, samplej@…

Another option for our purpose is register our name as an Internet domain. Doing this we ensure a customized and exclusive email addres with our name. The costs vary between countries, but International domain providers used to charge around 10$.

If we decide finally to create our domain, our addres could be for example job@johnsample.com or cv@johnsample.com.

But nothing is totally true and in some situations email should be different. This kind of exceptions are usual in creative areas as design or advertising.

Do you agree with us? How is you email addres?

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