A university degree can act as a signal to employers that an applicant is hard-working, dedicated, and skilled.
Almost all employers will value an education and be happy to know that their potential employees have attended school.
A school e-mail address can be convincing proof that you obtained an education, but is it appropriate to use this e-mail as part of your contact information on a resume?
There is no instance in which you should use your school e-mail on your resume. Companies are looking to contact you as a working professional and using your school e-mail makes it look like you are not ready for the working world. Instead of a school e-mail address, you should be listing a professional e-mail address on your resume.
Why shouldn’t you use a school e-mail?
The main reason why you should not use a school email on your resume is that it simply looks unprofessional on a resume.
Furthermore, it shows that a person is still tied down to their school, rather than being an independent self-starter.
You should also be aware that most school e-mail addresses expire within a year or two after graduation. This is because school e-mail addresses are only meant to be used by active students.
There are many discounts and passes given by shops or museums that need a student e-mail to verify student status, which is another reason that they are set to expire.
If you use a school e-mail address on your resume, it could potentially expire while you are still job-searching.
This could lead to a lot of missed opportunities! It is best to use your own personal, and permanent e-mail.
What type of e-mail is best to list on a resume?
You should list your own professional e-mail address in the contact information section on your resume.
Common e-mail servers that people may use are Gmail, Yahoo, or Hotmail.
You can make a free account on any of these websites, and it only takes a few minutes.
Make sure to choose a professional-sounding name for your new e-mail account.
How do you format an e-mail address in a resume?
An e-mail address should be put at the very top of your resume along with your name, address, and phone number.
When using a professional e-mail, your contact information section of your resume should look something like this:
As in this example, many people choose to have their name as their e-mail address. This can help potential employers, co-workers, and friends know who an e-mail is from.
E-mails which do not contain a name such as ‘[email protected]’ can be confusing, as the sender is not instantly recognizable.
If your desired name is not available, try adding numbers after your name. Even if the e-mail address “JaneDoe” is taken, “JaneDoe56” might be available for use and is perfectly acceptable as a professional e-mail address.
Using more than two or three numbers, however, is not advised. This makes your e-mail address look like it is from a spammer, or people may think it is a junk email.
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