Denver Staffing Agency – Email Communication Key in the Hunt for Denver Jobs
- 4/15/12 |
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Part 1 of 4: Understanding the importance of a professional email address and email etiquette, particularly for those Denver job seekers and J. Kent Candidates looking for new employment opportunities, cannot be overstated.
As a Denver, Colorado staffing agency, J. Kent Staffing receives and executes a vast majority of its business correspondence through the Internet, particularly email. Our Denver Staffing Managers, Recruiters, Researchers and operations team manage and process millions of emails a year in order to conduct the complex business of staffing and recruiting. Through this experience we have seen the best and worst examples of email communication and email addresses; unfortunately, many times from individuals (both employed and unemployed) looking for new employment opportunities
Unprofessional Email Address May Thwart Employment Opportunities
With many new graduates and young professionals flooding the job market, as well as experienced applicants seeking new opportunities, J. Kent has noticed an increase in extremely unprofessional email addresses.
As a Denver staffing agency and recruiting firm, we review thousands of resumes daily, and correspond via email with hundreds of individuals as they are moved through The J. Kent Process. Unfortunately, the lack of professionalism is evident and concerning as we work to try to identify top talent for competitive Denver jobs. Yes, we do find more unprofessional emails with recent college graduates; however, we also see very poor business emails and email practices with tenured individuals. Here are some examples, of unprofessional business emails, for example: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Although you might believe that your email address is cool, edgy, interesting, creative, or awesome, an unprofessional email address (or voice mail message for that matter), will not support your candidacy for competitive, professional jobs in Denver, Colorado.
Email Etiquette and Netiquette
Understanding the importance of a professional email address and email etiquette, particularly for those Denver job seekers and J. Kent Candidates looking for new employment opportunities, cannot be overstated. If you are unemployed looking for a job or employed with a strong desire to move up that corporate ladder, it is very important to understand Email Etiquette, also known as Netiquette. However, before we dig into the dos and don’ts of email etiquette, make sure you understand these two very basic guidelines:
Tip #1: Your Employer Owns Your Email Address
It is not yours and it’s not private. The business email assigned to you is given to you in good faith by your employer. Furthermore, it is the only email you should be using during business hours. Recognize that you are not being paid by your employer to check your personal email on company time. Don’t test this - just don’t do it. Think of it this way: The business email set up for you and entrusted to you is the company’s letterhead, and should only be used to transact company business. Most companies today have strict Internet usage guidelines and it is incumbent upon you to understand, respect, and adhere to those policies.
Tip #2: Use a Professional Email Address
Your Email Address is Your Brand – It Conveys a Lot About You
Like your resumé and business card, your email address conveys a lot about you. An unprofessional email at the top of your resumé is not a good start. Whether you are a student/intern, a recent college graduate seeking that first entry level job, a seasoned business professional, or an entrepreneur starting a new venture, the email address you create and use is an important part of your personal brand.