Most people understand the need to use a decent and professional email address on their CV.
What is surprising is the number of people that do not know this. An unprofessional email will kill your chances of securing your preferred job.
When you are trying to make a good impression, it’s a huge mistake to brand the top of your CV, or even send in your CV via mail with an address like firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some recruiters don’t even open emails from funny looking addresses out of the fear of being infected by a virus or malware.
Funny looking email addresses look unprofessional and will have recruiters/employers questioning your general approach to work.
You might have an email address that is a hit among your friends and family, but if it is not professional, the onus is on you to create a new one for your work life.
Also, when sending in CVs, please make sure to use a personal email address, not your work email address.
As a job seeker, please, try to stick to a “normal” email address (e.g. first name and last name, simple and short), or else, your CV will not be taken seriously.
Till next time!