Welcome to your life, wherever this finds you. Still in high school, venturing through college, finding yourself in the work place, or diligently at home. Wherever you are, you probably have an email address and this piece of your life is a huge key to how you view life and what you make of yourself.
Besides your Social Security number you will probably use your email address more than any other piece of identification. And, unlike other generic piece of ID, this is personalized and a peek into who you are. Make sure you take your time on it.
Job applications, college admission forms, resumes… the list goes on and on. Each of these will ask for your email address because it’s one of the best ways to contact people in the 21st century. And on each of these many professional men and women will be looking at your email address. Where you live is standard, your phone number is standard, but your email will stand out.
You may have a Bachelor’s in Accounting. You many have a GPA of 3.7. You may have been valedictorian in high school. But if your email address is “NINJA_skillz435@email.com“, none of that will matter.
Believe it or not, your email address can be the determining factor in getting a job.
Take the time, invest the extra energy, and create a simple, professional, normal email address. It’ll get you much farther.