Believe it or not a job seeker really used this email address. Or “Noviagra.” A job seeker looking for a VP level HR position used this email address. Needless to say neither applicant made it past the initial screening process.
Just as you wouldn’t wear a t-shirt and shorts to a job interview because you love the beach, you shouldn’t use your “beachlover” email account for your job search. While your personal email address may seem harmless and a reflection of your personality, it’s important to use a professional email address when looking for a job.
By professional we mean a variation of your name. References to hobbies, interests or personal attributes are not appropriate for a job search.
There are many free web-based email accounts available that are easy to set up, so no excuses. Take a look at the email account you’re using for your job search. Do you need to change it?