Having A Professional Email Address
When it comes to your personal and business brand, your professional email address may be undoing all your hard work. Over the years, I’ve seen a lot of email addresses – and I’ve had a chance to make observations through the eyes of hiring manager, consultant, client, volunteer and colleague.
Your email address brands you, even when you’re not working
Store owner who runs the mailing list for specials
Yoga instructor who sends you a mailer on upcoming classes
Meetup group you joined and never managed to attend
Parent class rep at your kids’ school – and everyone on the shared contact sheet
Dating site people you saw once
Parent you met at the park and decided to join for coffee, since you both work in the same industry
Friend you met at fitness class, who knows about how to set up that thing on the computer
Guy you met at the charity event, who mentioned he could send you a discount code for an event at the art gallery
5 remedies for common email address mistakes
Relax – there are several solutions for typical email address mistakes:
Get your own email account, if you’re sharing one. Your ISP and gmail offer a variety of options. Click here for my preferred provider – I’m an affiliate
Change the name of your existing email account. Your ISP may help you. Or you can easily set up a new Gmail account.
Forward all your email to the account you check most, if you don’t know how to set up more than one profile on Outlook or your smartphone.
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