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I told a potential referral to use an email account other than a "hotmail” account on his resume, he was offended. Was I incorrect with this advice?

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It’s just an email account? I don’t se why it matters. My gmail account is not significantly better than my dad’s hotmail. Yes he does still wear his cellphone clipped to his belt on occasion but I haven’t given him a hard time about his email

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D3 it just makes you seem like you're behind the times. Here's the best way I've seen it explained:

"If you’re in an industry where it’s important to stay up to date on data and trends, it probably isn’t a good impression to send emails from a service that was at its peak of relevancy 12 years ago"

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Yes you were correct. That was good advice, he should be grateful.

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I miss sliding the antennae out when I start to take a call

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Better than “hotmale.com” #amirite

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Iheartdolphins2003@aol.com

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Definitely not wrong. The optics of a hotmail account are not professional

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People that are worried how their email domain appears on their resume probably have bigger issues they should we worries about.

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There is nothing wrong with that. I did have a candidate Mr A Wu whose email on his resume was “wudaddy@isp”. That is where professional advice comes in. Nobody cares if you use gmail vs Hotmail vs yahoo

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You were not wrong.

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I had a friend in college with his own personal website and his email address was hireme@[hisname].com

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How the hell is Hotmail less credible than Gmail? It’s LITERALLY Microsoft vs Google. Jesus.

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I have a hotmail. Had it since college. No shame, and it starts a conversation about the changes in technology. Oh and it’s data privacy policies are 100x better than Father Google

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Hotmail isn't bad. If it was AOL or even Yahoo, I think it'd be a different story. Also, this person should be fine assuming the ID isn't from when they we are a teen (e.g., Blink182Fan@hotmail.com)

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I still use my Yahoo email on resumes. Not sure why it's an issue. I respond to my emails either way 🙄

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I'm 30 I still use my hotmail from when I was 14, nothing showing that i made it at 14 except it's hotmail, and people definetely laugh when I give it to them, but oh well I'm keeping it until the end

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Thank you PwC1 for correct use of e.g., including the comma! I explain this to my teammates all the damn time.

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M1 nailed it. If you work in any field that cares about innovation, stuff like that is a massive negative.

To those who are joking about Msft vs google, or data privacy, i’d only say that hotmail is not the answer. Hotmail is dead (literally - its website redirects to outlook/live) and using it makes you look like you’re stuck in the past. Just get a legit Microsoft email.

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This is great; Can we assemble a definitive ranking here of email domains?

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OP - if that counted against you, you should walk on that firm because they are a vacuous pieces of crap who probably argue about the type of Tumi you should own rather than focusing on client value.

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