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

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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. rather than 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.

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