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03-01-2006, 12:20 PM
I was wondering what people thought about putting your email address for contact info on your resume. Of course, I would only put an email address that is a decent one. I saw an application dropped off at the local theater where I live that had somebody's email adress on it as something like "email@example.com"... If that was my email address I would be trying to hide that from potential employers, not advertising it!!!
What about professional email addresses though, should you include it on your resume?
03-01-2006, 02:21 PM
I think it's a mandatory. Your email could be simply your first and last name @ hotmail or yahoo, or if you have a web site yourname @ yourdomain.com.
But you definitely have to include your email address in case the recruiters can't get a hold of you on the phone.
03-01-2006, 05:45 PM
heh I cant believe people put silly email addresses on their resume.
It makes you look very immature.
I have an email address specifically used on resumes, its simple firstname.lastname@example.org
I find this the decent way to do things.
03-02-2006, 01:37 PM
It's better to have separate email address for your resume, something like FirstName.LastName @ domain-goes-here.com. This way you leave better impression and you can separate business/career emails from personal ones.
03-02-2006, 10:21 PM
Yeah, I definately wouldn't use a personal email address on a resume. I still can't beleive that little punk actually put that address on his resume!
When I apply for jobs offline, I don't usually put my email address on the resume... I think I'll start doing that now though.
I don't think it's necesarry to go all out and get a domain specially for putting your email on CV's - a simple email@example.com would suffice (as others have said).
Saying that, I doubt having an email really is that important. I've only got my home and cell phone number and address on my CV, no employers I have come acros have ever requested an email address.
03-05-2006, 11:01 PM
I agree. I"ve noticed in the past 3 years or so that employers and recruiters are really utilising email more so than phones.
I"m guessing this is due to it being cheaper.
I don"t have an email address particularly for my jobs, but I do have a "sensible" hotmail address that I keep seperate and use only for applications. poker (http://casinomatrix.net/three-dimensional-internet-poker)
03-06-2006, 10:54 AM
I agree. I've noticed in the past 3 years or so that employers and recruiters are really utilising email more so than phones.
I'm guessing this is due to it being cheaper.
I don't have an email address particularly for my jobs, but I do have a "sensible" hotmail address that I keep seperate and use only for applications.
I don't think they use email because they're cheap. It's just not practical to talk to each and every applicant for certain position, considering the fact they get hundreds of applications for it. The recruiters have become much more sophisticated lately and are using special software to filter out unsuitable applications. After the filtering is done the recruiter is left with just a few resumes which closely match what they are looking for, and they start calling the candidates :).
03-07-2006, 05:13 AM
Yep, its a good way of filtering.
I agree with cost cutting though. Previously they would have to call every single applicant they are interested in - this can add up to alot of money.
I like being contacted by email from people.. I do my best talking through email :D
03-07-2006, 02:45 PM
I see hundreds of resumes a year and it is rare that I don't see an e-mail address. I can't see it hurting at all, unless of course you are pimpmaster6969 . I laughed out loud at that one. One thing I suggest is whenever possible, deliver you resume personally. Do not e-mail it, unless it is the only way to do it.
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