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prelaw10
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E-mail address?

Postby prelaw10 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:32 pm

This is a silly question, I know, but I had to ask.

My undergrad e-mail will expire soon. What is an appropriate e-mail address on resumes (for law school and jobs)? Myname@gmail is taken. Is it ok to have myname followed by a number? Any other suggested formats?

My school also offers myname@schoolnamealumni.com (something like that). Should I stick with my school alumni e-mail?

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Re: E-mail address?

Postby Bildungsroman » Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:34 pm

Try messing around with initials to get your name in gmail. name####@gmail looks like something a middle schooler would choose.

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Re: E-mail address?

Postby cardinalandgold » Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:36 pm

Your name with a number should be fine. If you are worried, just go ahead and use your alumni email address. The main thing to remember is to keep your email professional. So long as your email isn't hoez4life@gmail.com or something equally horrifying, you will be fine.

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Postby de5igual » Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:38 pm

it'll look better though if you could avoid numbers. if yourname@gmail.com is taken, try your.name@gmail.com, yname@gmail.com, yn@gmail.com, y.name@gmail.com, etc. maybe try adding a middle initial

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Re: E-mail address?

Postby Tautology » Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:39 pm

Your only choice is to legally change your name to something gmail still has.

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Re: E-mail address?

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prelaw10
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Re: E-mail address?

Postby prelaw10 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:07 pm

Thanks for your responses!

your.name@gmail.com, yname@gmail.com, y.name@gmail.com -- all are taken.

However, your.name0, your.name2, your.name5, your.name10, your.name88 are available. Which one looks the least annoying? (i'm going to guess 88 looks the most annoying).

I wonder if anyone claims other people's potential Gmail addresses just to be mean.

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Re: E-mail address?

Postby jayn3 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:09 pm

kalvano wrote:Oneprofessionalmotherfuckinglawstudent@gmail.com is available.

i want that email address.

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Re: E-mail address?

Postby Tautology » Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:09 pm

The 0 looks least annoying to me, but did you try throwing your middle initial in there at all? That would be even less annoying.

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kalvano
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Re: E-mail address?

Postby kalvano » Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:05 pm

Try your middle initial.

I had to do it YourMName@gmail.com because some other asshat had the nerve to have my name.

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Re: E-mail address?

Postby paratactical » Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:07 pm

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Re: E-mail address?

Postby tadams86 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:10 pm

paratactical wrote:
prelaw10 wrote:Thanks for your responses!

your.name@gmail.com, yname@gmail.com, y.name@gmail.com -- all are taken.

However, your.name0, your.name2, your.name5, your.name10, your.name88 are available. Which one looks the least annoying? (i'm going to guess 88 looks the most annoying).

I wonder if anyone claims other people's potential Gmail addresses just to be mean.


Just don't be the idiot who chooses 420 or 69 or some such thing.

You mean they dont like that i have 69 at the end of my email? SHIT!

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Re: E-mail address?

Postby paratactical » Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:15 pm

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Re: E-mail address?

Postby tadams86 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:20 pm

Ah yes it was the @hotmail.com thing, got ya. Well luckily my email is IHAVEAHUGER69@gmail.com

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Re: E-mail address?

Postby holydonkey » Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:20 pm

kalvano wrote:Try your middle initial.

I had to do it YourMName@gmail.com because some other asshat had the nerve to have my name.
+1 I did the same thing. Good advice!

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Re: E-mail address?

Postby Holly Golightly » Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:23 pm

paratactical wrote:You'd be amazed. I was trying to hire someone to help with a huge case and I got a resume with an email address that was terriblerockband69@hotmail.com. I couldn't believe it.

Oh yeah, I had a great time reviewing resumes/interviewing people to replace me last fall.

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Re: E-mail address?

Postby paratactical » Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:24 pm

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Re: E-mail address?

Postby kalvano » Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:25 pm

paratactical wrote:an email address that was terriblerockband69@hotmail.com



Should be immediate disqualification for still living back in 1998. Hotmail? Really?

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Re: E-mail address?

Postby paratactical » Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:25 pm

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Re: E-mail address?

Postby kalvano » Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:31 pm

paratactical wrote:
kalvano wrote:
paratactical wrote:an email address that was terriblerockband69@hotmail.com



Should be immediate disqualification for still living back in 1998. Hotmail? Really?


When we agree, it must be really really bad. :wink:



Let's go log on to a BBS and bitch about it.

Hang on, though, I need to replace the trackball in my mouse and the cord for serial input keeps getting in the way.

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happy187
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Re: E-mail address?

Postby happy187 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:50 pm

should I go with

first.last.jr@gmail

or

firstlast.jr@gmail

as all combo's of first and last name were taken, and i am an unofficial JR (father and I have same first middle and last name, but no JR on birth certificate) these both seemed safe to me.

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Re: E-mail address?

Postby holydonkey » Tue Jun 08, 2010 3:05 pm

you could also add esq at the end of your name if firstlast is taken. :mrgreen:

holydonkeyesq@geocities.com

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Re: E-mail address?

Postby Miniver » Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:25 pm

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Re: E-mail address?

Postby acrossthelake » Tue Jun 08, 2010 6:50 pm

I'd go with my school's alumni e-mail, personally. I already just put my school e-mail rather than my gmail on resumes.

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Re: E-mail address?

Postby UrbanAchievers » Tue Jun 08, 2010 6:57 pm

Nightrunner wrote:Be careful with "88."

This should be emphasized.




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