Sharing: Learn How and Why to Set Up a Job Search Email Account

person checking email on their laptop

It’s a great idea to have a separate email address for your job search.

When you’re looking for a job, it’s a good idea to set up an email account just for job searching. That way your professional email won’t get mixed in with your personal mail.

Free Email Accounts

There are a variety of free web-based email services, like Gmail and Yahoo, that you can use. You’ll be able to check your email online from any computer, so using webmail is a good way to stay on top of your job search.

Do be sure you have an email account name that is appropriate for business use, i.e. firstname.lastname@gmail.com rather than cutegirl@hotmail.com. Once you’ve set up the account, send yourself a few test messages to make sure you can send and receive mail.

Then use this email account for all your job search communications: to apply for jobs, post your resume, and connect with your contacts. Be sure to check your account frequently so that you can respond immediately to employers who are interested in hiring you.

Read the rest of the article here: https://www.thebalancecareers.com/how-to-set-up-a-job-search-email-account-2061887

How to share your resume from Google Docs

It’s simple to share your resume from Google Docs. Follow the instructions below to get a link to your resume and use it in Recruit Ready.

  1. Go to Google Docs and bring up your resume. You’ll see a blue SHARE button in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
Your resume on Google Docs has an option to Share

Your resume on Google Docs has an option to Share

  1. Click that SHARE link, and you’ll see a window that pops up to let you share your resume with others.
Click the SHARE button and a window will pop up to let you decide how to share

Click the SHARE button and a window will pop up to let you decide how to share

  1. If you don’t already have your resume shared, click the Get shareable link.
Click the button to Get a shareable link

Click the button to Get a shareable link

  1. A link to your resume will be copied to your clipboard. If you’ve already shared your resume, you can click Copy link, and a link will be copied to your clipboard.
Your link is now copied to the clipboard. If you already have a link, you can click the Copy button to use that link.

Your link is now copied to the clipboard. If you already have a link, you can click the Copy button to use that link.

  1. Now you can copy that link into Recruit Ready.
Paste the link to your resume into Recruit Ready

Paste the link to your resume into Recruit Ready

Done! 🙂