They spoke individually.”
“Hi! This is Karen.”
“This is Corky,” said their daughter.
“This is Mike,” said their son.
“And this is Glenn,” said their father.
Together they said, “We’re the xxxxxxxxxxx family (I’ll leave out their name to avoid embarrassing them). We’re not home right now so leave your name and number and we’ll call you back. BYE!!!!!!!!!!!!”
Your personal life is yours and I want you to enjoy it.
Your professional life is another thing.
A potential employer might call and leave a message for Glenn or Karen to schedule a time to speak.
Quite a first impression, huh?
Or, take a look at your email address and what it says: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. In some industries, these addresses work extremely well.
In others, go to Gmail or Yahoo and open a new account with something simple and have the emails automatically forward to your real address. By doing this, you can cut off contact from spammers and recruiters by canceling your account when your search is over . . . or just keep the account open for job hunting purposes.
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