Email address can influence your chances of landing a job
Email Address Can Influence Your Chances Of Landing A Job. A new study has shed light on email addresses demonstrating that an applicant-'s email...
The study conducted by VU University, Amsterdam, showed that an informal email address have more chances of getting rejected than a more formal email address when sending an online resume.
An informal email address includes slang, cute, or made-up names instead of the applicant's real name.
In the article "What a Difference Your Email Makes: Effects of Informal Email Addresses in Online Resume Screening", the authors describe how the formal or informal nature of an applicant's email address impacts a recruiter's hirability perceptions.
The researchers also compared the importance of the email address to spelling errors and the typeface used in the email in passing judgment on an online resume.
Editor-in-Chief Brenda K. Wiederhold, PhD, MBA, BCB, BCN, Interactive Media Institute, San Diego, California and Virtual Reality Medical Institute, Brussels, Belgium , asserted that they all had unconscious biases, and first impressions, as they knew, were often difficut to change.
The study is published in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking.