Take a look at these email addresses –
These email ids sound so much fun, don’t they? Apart from standing out in the crowd, they also solve the problem of finding unique ids. But do you think something like this would project you as a serious professional?
As fun as it was being the cool guy or the barbie girl in college, it’s time to get formal when you start applying for jobs. Yes, even your email ids need to dress up formal. Do you think any employer would pay any attention to an email that arrives in their inbox from firstname.lastname@example.org? More likely that it will end up in the spam folder never to be found or read by the person you sent it to.
My first formal id
Let me begin by telling you the story of my formal email address. My first account was my full name on Rediff. But when gmail became the place to be, I thought of making a new one on gmail and use it solely for formal purposes. (Yes, I have my own cool emails ids for personal use!) I always prefer my sensible email ids to be just my full name, no special characters. But unfortunately for me, my name doesn’t seem to be that uncommon. Since every one else was using a dot or an underscore, I decided to add my date of birth to make it unique. Not that was I happier with that but it just seemed better than dots and dashes!
It’s not as difficult to give away your cool email id as it might sound. Before we look at some examples, a few pointers would be:
- It should be short and easy to spell
- It should be easy to read and tell people on phone
- It should have minimal numbers and special characters
The simplest and the best one would be your full name:
If your name is too long, say Sachin Balasubramanium, you could shorten it in a suitable way to make it easier.
For eg: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
It isn’t easy, at times, to get the email address you want. It could be a common name or even the dots and dashes might also be already taken. You can try some of the following combinations:
For instance, these look pretty neat and easy to spell and tell
So, go ahead and give it a thought. You may want to experiment with the formats above and see what’s easy to remember. Want help? Drop me a line below.