S/O Do you judge someone by their e-mail address?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

well i haven’t tossed an application b/c i don’t hire people, but i do judge people on theirs.  i think email addresses for adults that are cutesy or not some variation of their name are kind of goofy.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@FutureDrAtkins:  Email address judger here!  I am in HR, and see a lot of applications/resumes come my way, and nothing drives me crazier than ‘unprofessional’ email addresses.  I understand you may have created your original emal account when you were a teenager, or when it did not matter, but creating a new one for personal/professional reasons is free, so please consider it and do it!

I will overlook an entire resume when I see something ridiculous.

In the event I apply to another job, I would use my personal account which is lastnamefirstname@yahoo.com.  I do not have a common name, making this feasible.  However, if that was taken, I would try a plethora of different wants to use my name with a generic number combination, etc!

 

Post # 5
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Busy bee

I have two favourite emails from resumes I’ve looked at (I’m in HR).

1. jssddahekjbagleihp169736408@…… (obiously not the exact email, but seriously??)

2. whysoserious69@…… (really. really?)

Most applicants actually have respectable emails though. Even if they screw up every other part of their application.

ETA: we hired one that was [name]isghetto@hotmail.com. We laughed really hard at it, but, he’s a genuine guy and a hard worker. It kind of proves that a lot of things looked at on resumes are superfluous and not entirely relevant to what the job requires, but we still judge them based on it anyway.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@FutureDrAtkins:  I am a contractor for the federal government, and one of our government staff here (she is in her 50s) has the word “brat” in her email address (@ cable company.net) haha…

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

YES!

Some of the emails I’ve seen from students/research interns have been horrendous! 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

@FutureDrAtkins:  On a personal level, not really unless it’s sexual or something. But on a professional level ? Hell yes. Your professional email should state your name and, if needed, a random number. Period. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

ANYTHING with the number 69 at the end…Im judging you. 

Or when friends of mine are still something like 

AsHlEyCuTiE250 :: head desk::

Post # 11
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2018 posts
Buzzing bee

@KatM2014:  Me too!  I also see this with Twitter and Instagram user names.  I discuss this with students more frequently than I would like.  LOL

Post # 12
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Helper bee

@FutureDrAtkins:  I totally judge people based on their email addresses!  I have my “fun” one (actually two fun ones) and I have my professional one that is my first and last name.  When i was with my ex, I insisted he create a professional one for his job applications.  He said that no one cares about that, but yes, they do!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@FutureDrAtkins:  Ohhhhhhh no.  Not even close.  It’s “brat” followed by numbers.  Knowing her it’s absolutely intentional!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@FutureDrAtkins:  right? And do you know how long it took me to type that out?! how time consuming and annoying. 

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