Grown-Up Email Addresses

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

you know who you are. it's time.


If you are out of college, it may be wise to consider some sort of non-nickname, non-numeric (if possible), non-team/school/sports/birthday-affiliated email address.

I realize this is just my opinion.

But it never fails to surprise me when, at work, a customer may tell me in all seriousness that her email address is something like, "dixiemama289@suchandsuch.com" ....what? That's your business email address?

I was LApril88@aol.com with the best of 'em...but the ship has sailed.

Maybe i'm a snob? I just can't take these jokester/cutesy email addresses seriously anymore.

30 comments:

  1. ha, ha, ha. I actually taught a "How to design a resume class" at a high school in Memphis and had to explain to them the same thing. I think the discussion started after I read "onehotmama@hotmail.com" at the top of a resume

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  2. You might have to repeat this for my dear sweet "flygirlschepp", from hotmail. Seriously.

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  3. Get the out of here. Once I was funturtle8@aol.com... That is in the 5th grade.

    :)

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  4. the = this in my previous comment.

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  5. Haha, I think it's funny to think about people having email addresses when they were kids. You little youngins! (Totally tongue-in-cheek, btw.) ;)

    Leslie, I agree that everyone should have a grown-up address. If they want to keep their ilovebunnies599@hotmail.com then whatev. But there should be a professional alias. My 2 cents.

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  6. hahaha agreed! but what about this: i have a grown-up email address, but i use my silly high school hotmail address for mailing lists and facebook and stuff. i definitely am embarrassed to spell it out for a cashier, but i don't want that stuff coming to my gmail account! is that allowed?

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  7. I posted something similar in a "tips if you want to get hired" post on the Muddy's blog. I can't tell you how many job requests I get from sexymama69@something.com and beershotgunnr@blahblah.com... pathetic.

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  9. Quester is a Pakistan-based questioning answering website where people can ask questions and we try our best to provide them with the best answers. Anyone can ask any legit question in English or Roman Urdu and we provide answers in the same language format. www.quester.pk

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