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Whacky email adresses on resumes-(19 posts)

Whacky email adresses on resumes-filtersweep
Sep 26, 2003 9:19 AM
Maybe I'm too Gen-X and not Gen-Y (or whatever they call it these days) but in my meglomanical campaign to take over the company, I've been on a hiring frenzy (and it's cheaper by the dozen to train them).

Anyway, I am amazed at the number of junkratbob@blah.com, or flurtygurl@whatever.com or joestoy@ or marniesgirl@ or whatever... have these people no shame? And listing anything by hotmail.com usually spells trouble.

I simply refuse to correspond by email anyway during the hiring process due to legal/liability issues- it is best not to commit anything to writing until the formal job offer is made.

Am I alone in this attitude?

signed gymbuffed@.....
That seems a little odd,TJeanloz
Sep 26, 2003 9:24 AM
I wouldn't be put off by an @hotmail address - because its safe to assume that their normal e-mail is their work e-mail, and you wouldn't want job info going there.

From what I've seen, standard practice is to get some variant of your proper name @hotmail.com - seems to work the best.
I'll concede that one-filtersweep
Sep 26, 2003 9:28 AM
-now that hotmail is rather a default for the MSN stuff... but hotmail is formerly the home to the sleaziest email addresses in existence. I don't think it was accidental that they named it "hotmail"
judgmentDougSloan
Sep 26, 2003 9:45 AM
An important factor for just about any prospective employee is the ability to exercise good judgment. Including a whacky e-mail address on a resume is at least some evidence of lacking judgment, but probably not conclusive. It seems that anyone thinking about it even a little would realize that they could easily obtain a "normal" e-mail address in about 5 minutes, even if for the sole purpose of putting on a resume.

Want to hear about lack of judgment? I had a young woman sitting in my office interviewing for a paralegal position. She seemed otherwise qualified -- until -- her cell phone rang and she spent several minutes talking to a friend about where to have dinner that night -- right there in front of me. End of interview.

Doug
Ewe! See ya'!!!!!!! Next! nmLive Steam
Sep 26, 2003 9:54 AM
Chomping on gumfiltersweep
Sep 26, 2003 10:01 AM
One of my interview today- the guy was chewing gum the entire time. The second interviewee was... shall we say... "malodorous"- and the day started off with a no-call/no-show. Never mind all the people that I terrify- those who are painfully nervous (they usually aren't hired).

My job is SOOO glamorous!

Yesterday I took some new hires out to lunch- and a woman whom I did NOT want hired, yet somehow she was, displayed the most ackward (almost painful to witness) ordering off the menu that I have ever witnessed. I have a bet with HR over how long she will last. I'm on a roll for hiring just-out-of-college young (usually) female "job-hoppers" (that is who has been applying).
which brings up a good questionDougSloan
Sep 26, 2003 10:34 AM
How much of unemployment is caused by lack of jobs as opposed to lack of qualified applicants? If you're stupid, maybe you should be unemployed; maybe too many people top out at the KFC drive-thru window...

Doug
Other theories suggest everyone is incompetent in their job128
Sep 26, 2003 10:51 AM
otherwise they'd be in a higher level job.
This from that weird MBA world my brother in law prattles on about. I don't believe it though.

KFC has a drive thru??
so, what's higher than President? ;-) nmDougSloan
Sep 26, 2003 11:00 AM
That was the first thing I learned when I got out of collegeTJeanloz
Sep 26, 2003 11:03 AM
When I started interacting with professional people on a daily basis, I was shocked to learn how many people suck at their jobs. I had figured it was like 2%, but I'd estimate it's more like 90%. I've seen CPAs who didn't know really simple accounting things, lawyers who made idiotic mistakes, etc. it's simply amazing.
Mega dittos. Oh, the Fenway celebration was too much.W're #2!nm128
Sep 26, 2003 11:07 AM
It wasn't so bad,TJeanloz
Sep 26, 2003 11:14 AM
I saw the celebration less about winning the wildcard and more a thank you from the fans for an awesome season. Chances are good that the season will end away from Fenway, and I think everybody in attendence wanted to show their appreciation to the team.
Except that Manny has the "#1" finger in the air!! Love that guy128
Sep 26, 2003 11:25 AM
and the other night was a howl "pst, yo Manny, there's only two outs. Stay out there" Funny guy.

But I hear you, I can see it that way.

In the best of 5, hey, the Sox have just as good a chance as any other contender I say. And I will relish every run, and every moment of this 2003 post season. This really is a great squad, little thin in the bull pen, but they can do it. We pray. Go Sox.
What's the job?Kristin
Sep 26, 2003 11:02 AM
With the current unemployment rate, you should be able to get better applicants. Unless, of course, the job is "Chief Gum Scraper and Parking Lot Sweeper." My favorite position at Burger King!!
Never said I was hiring these bozosfiltersweep
Sep 26, 2003 3:27 PM
Actually, the quality of applicant has never been higher(ha! get it!- higher/hire- I'm so fun at parties! OK- I've settled down). By that, I mean I'm not just hiring anyone walking through the door... many "no thank you" letter are being sent.

The crazy thing is that the state mandates certain qualifications, like at least an associates degree, althought we generally seek a BA. The gum chewer was referred by someone internally (in mid-management)- so he probably thought he already had the job. I really didn't think it was appropriate when he told an anecdote about catching a client of his receiving a (popular word describing an oral sex act) in his car... then again, maybe we can just chalk this all up to "cultural differences" ??

I'm telling you, with half the kids raised on ritalin, the world will never be the same!
That one could be your lack of good judgment Doug...No_sprint
Sep 26, 2003 1:40 PM
If you were to be both their dinners that night. :)
better to let hotmail get your spam than your real addressColnagoFE
Sep 29, 2003 8:38 AM
I made the mistake of signing up on google so i could post to usenet and used my earthlink home email since you need a valid email to sign up. man the spam floodgates opened wide. i have since switched it back to a hotmail address that i don't monitor. much better. hotmail does have a purpose.
I would be put off by thatKristin
Sep 26, 2003 10:58 AM
Of course I'm in IT, and if you haven't figured out how to build a server, run email services, and register a domain, then you aren't worth hiring. Seriously though, my personal opinion is that it can only help if you have a professional looking email address that belongs to a paid service (not an ISP) or your own registered domain.

I built a server at home and registered my own domain. I can have as many email addresses as I like, so I don't worry about spam. When I'm interviewing, I create an address to use that goes on that batch of resume's. When I'm done interviewing, the address is disabled. No more spam.
I did toss a resume from Whisky46@aol.com once.... (nm)53T
Sep 29, 2003 6:57 AM