Is a hotmail address unprofessional for use on a resume?


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jordan.

I use hotmail as my main email account. Unlike most people who seem to hate it, I have no problems with it whatsoever. However, I read somewhere that it looks unprofessional to use a hotmail address for your email on a resume. Is this really so? Should I set up a new, more "professional" address just for this purpose?

For the record, my address is simply My-First-And-Last-Name@hotmail.com.

Cheers,

Jordan

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Rudy

It's not that bad, as long as your address is good (like you said yours is). If you had some stupid email address I would have suggested opening a new one ;)

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Sulphy

nope... i havent experienced any issues in the corporate world mate...! :)

at the end of the day, you are tendering for a job...! if you had your own company, it would be a different story! :)

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Geoffrey B.

as stated above its perfectly fine so long as you are sexykitten2010@hotmail.com

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Rob

Yeah it's no problem at all as long as it's a sensible alias.

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bolix

If it's My-First-And-Last-Name@hotmail.com then I don't see a problem. What kind of business are you in?

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boogerjones

No, it's a method of contact and is perfectly legitimate. And as a manner of evaluating the job, any potential employer that downgrades your application because of your email address is the kind of employer you don't want to be working for. It's like caring if your phone number is on US Cellular versus AT&T.

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Jebadiah

I use hotmail as my main email account. Unlike most people who seem to hate it, I have no problems with it whatsoever. However, I read somewhere that it looks unprofessional to use a hotmail address for your email on a resume. Is this really so? Should I set up a new, more "professional" address just for this purpose?

For the record, my address is simply My-First-And-Last-Name@hotmail.com.

Cheers,

Jordan

No. You can't be more professional than FirstNameLastName@whatever.com. Just get your resume out there and study well for your interviews. Good luck!

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DrCheese

Yes, boogerjones above is correct. You don't really want to be working for someone who cares what your personal email provider is!

If you were a company with a free webmail, then yes I would consider that unprofessional tho. It looks so lazy when you see vans driving around with hotmail addresses and wordart slapped on them.

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jordan.

Great. It's good to know I don't have to worry about that then. I check my hotmail multiple times daily but if I had to set up a new account, I might not remember to check it as often :pinch:

If it's My-First-And-Last-Name@hotmail.com then I don't see a problem. What kind of business are you in?

I am in I.T. so this is why I was especially concerned.

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Fred Derf

If your email is filthybugg3r69@hotmail.com then it's a problem.

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+Dick Montage

I would argue that it's fine. Hotmail, Gmail and so on offer great interraction with modern devices such as iPhones and so on - making them very much a relied upon method of communication. You can argue that the Live or Google range of web-deployed services such as calendaring, contacts, document management are very up-to-date ways to manage onesself!

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Singh400

It is fine as long as it isn't ladiesman69@hotmail.com.

Preferably something like firstname.lastname@hotmail.com is the best way to go IMO.

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itzwolf

I've had hotmail on mine off any on for years. It never caused a problem. As others have pointed out it shouldn't be some inappropriate label. Your firstnamelastname@hotmail.com is perfectly fine.

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what

I'm liking all the suggestions for bad email addresses in this thread.

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Bmovier

I use hotmail as my main email account. Unlike most people who seem to hate it, I have no problems with it whatsoever. However, I read somewhere that it looks unprofessional to use a hotmail address for your email on a resume. Is this really so? Should I set up a new, more "professional" address just for this purpose?

For the record, my address is simply My-First-And-Last-Name@hotmail.com.

Cheers,

Jordan

No problem at all, provided that you do not put a funny alias or weird ("AnarchyFirst" or "PetertheRabbit").

You could put partly first partly last name very conveniently too.

I already talked to a few H.R people in France, they do not mind to receive C.V. from "free" providers (microsoft, yahoo, others).

There are no "professional" address and "personal" address.

Simply avoid a few providers of "one minute address" we use only to get a code, a registration.

:yes:

L.

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Ryoken

Shouldn't be an issue, that being said if you Can get a better one, I would.

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Growled

I've never had an issue.

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Shaun N.

Mine is shaun2312 - perfectly useable on a CV

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Mockingbird

Yes, it's acceptable as long as it is not pimpdaddy@hotmail.com

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+SOOPRcow

As others have said, It's not generally a bad thing as long as the e-mail isn't some insane internet name like "sooprcow" :) That said, domain names are cheap and I would say that a custom domain name will give your resume a little something extra (even more so in the IT world).

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+Mystic

I've heard of people on both sides of this argument. Somebody I was talking to said even though they had a sensible Yahoo account, the fact that it was still a Yahoo account was not inappropriate. Do you have any kind of email provided to you by your school/college/university?

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m-p{3}

I usually go with FirstName.LastName@gmail.com and it looks professional enough.

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Singh400

I usually go with FirstName.LastName@gmail.com and it looks professional enough.

Yeah I would say @gmail.com & @live.com look better than @hotmail.com & @yahoo.com
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bolix

Now that I think about it all my friends on IT got gmail addresses, maybe it's better if you get one.

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