Friday, October 21, 2011

Oh you soooooooooooo silly!

Ah creative email addresses.
I've discussed this issue many times before but some days it just bears repeating.

Coming up with an email address to use for your resume doesn't have to be difficult. And let me also point out you don't necessarily have to be boring. You don't have to stick with john.smith@ yahoo or slipintoacomawhenyoutypemyemailaddress @ gmail. The email addresses I've personally had through the years and put on my own resume have varied but aren't totally snoozealicious- sailingirl722, bekahsmomma, simibergs. So you get the idea, right? You can be creative, just don't be evil or skeevy. Don't be ridiculous. Don't use something that'll get you 86ed right away. Because let's face it, how can an HR person call you and have a NORMAL conversation with you when you've identified yourself as 666luver or junglewhore or daveto69 or prettytits220? I'm sorry, but I feel I have to speak on behalf of recruiters and HR people everywhere when I tell you to KNOCK IT OFF.
It takes all of 7 seconds to create a new email address that's reasonable. I swear, just try it.

And yes, I'm talking to you danmilks2.


  1. Wow! You would think they would try to be a little more professional unless it's the profession they came from. lol

  2. You can be cool about it AND get the right sort of attention: