Does name and dob combinations best suits for email addresses in professional world? (ex: [email protected])
If you are that bothered about how your email address looks, then you need to invest in your own domain name (which can be had for as little as $10 a year), and then invest in a mail host (can be has for as little as a few dollars a month) or use your domain registrars tools to forward all mail to your '[email protected]' address.
Or just stay away from offensive words and childish language in your email address and you will be fine - recruiters and hiring managers understand that email addresses are a premium commodity for places like Hotmail or Gmail, and we generally don't look twice at your address unless you have obvious abusive language in it...
Why include a date? Is it relevant to your personal brand? I think most people would simply find it confusing.
I would simply include my first and last name:
Plus, of course, all the last/first combinations.
The rule is make it professional and easy to remember.
- Anything risqué
- Any reference to politics iHateDemocrats@xyz.com might slam a good deal many doors for you, for example.
- Any reference to hobbies ([email protected] is going to offend anyone who does not like hunting, for example)
- Anything hard to remember [email protected] is not going to work out well
- Anything strange (see above example)
- Anything trite ([email protected] is going to be dismissed as unprofessional)
- Dates as they may set you up for identity theft or age discrimination
- Something Brief
- Something meaningful
- something WITHOUT numbers, if possible. There are so many spam accounts out there that have numbers in them, as they are generated by scripts, that people have a visceral reaction to them, and may even have spam filters to kick them out. Yes, really.
- Elements of your name. john.smith or john_smith or john_smith_JS
- Your City and/or state if you have a common name [email protected]