Tips for online jobseekers

Tips for online jobseekers

If you’re hunting for a job and using email to contact prospective employers, may I suggest a little tip? Make sure your email address projects a professional appearance. Just as you wouldn’t wear jeans and sneakers to a job interview, having “billybeerdrinker@burp.com” or something similar as your email address doesn’t impress me.

Once in a while, I get email at my work address from people, mainly new college grads, looking for jobs and what seems cute for keeping in touch with family and friends looks immature to me. Show me you take your job hunt seriously—get a professional email address (there are plenty of free services online), spell check your email, and make sure the grammar is correct. The last two are particularly important if you’re looking for work in journalism.

Written by
Domenico Bettinelli

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