If you're job hunting with the same cutesy Yahoo email account you used during the '90s, then a new study suggests that you're less likely to be hired. Researchers with the Department of Social and Organizational Psychology at VU discovered that emails like email@example.com have no place on your resume.
The study asked 73 job recruiters to assess the hireability of seven fake job applicants. Each application had more changes than just email. Each application tried to make the subject look more or less trustworthy, some inserted spelling mistakes and some resumes even used "weird" fonts.
The least hirable email job applicants weren't the ones with five or more spelling mistakes like "humen" instead of human. People with informal email addresses who didn't misspell a single word ranked lowest.
While not many studies that specifically test email addresses have been released, this study says something very important — old email addresses shouldn't follow you into the professional world.
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