10 Job Boards That Are Social Media Enabled
Turn Job Rejection into a Chance to Improve
Publish Creative Projects to Help in Your Job Search

Create a Professional E-Mail Address and Username for Your Job Search

When choosing e-mail addresses or usernames in social media profiles, retaining a consistent personal brand is important for your job search. Always opt to use your full name. Avoid kitschy e-mail addresses like misshotpants123@hotmail.com. These are off-putting to potential employers. Instead, find a way to use your full name as your e-mail address.

If you need to start a new e-mail account for the purposes of your job search, know that it’s worth it. The best option is to purchase your own domain name. Many people complain that checking multiple e-mail addresses is overwhelming. Consider forwarding any new e-mail addresses to an address you check often.

In the context of social networks you join, the username you choose often becomes the web address for your public-facing profile. For example, if you choose FirstnameLastname as your profile’s username, the public-facing web address becomes FirstnameLastname.sitename.com.

Keep this same username consistent across all your networks; for example, use it in your LinkedIn profile, your about.me page, or web addresses. The more consistent you are, the more easily Google can deliver your online profiles in response to a search of your name. Also, consistency is key when a hiring manager is considering your application for a job.

  • Add a Comment
  • Print
  • Share
blog comments powered by Disqus
Add On Tools to Expand Your Online Presence for Your Job Search
Tools to Organize Your Job Search via Social Media
How to Tweet in Ten Minutes a Day for Job Seekers
SEOing for LinkedIn Helps Your Job Search
What Questions Job Seekers Should Ask About Specific Companies
Advertisement

Inside Dummies.com