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Old 02-07-2020, 05:36 AM
 
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I recently found out about a resume writing webinar, so I jumped at the chance to attend it because hey, if I even learn 1 new thing, it would have been worth attending. It was a little basic & I wished they had gone more in-depth. It was about 45-60 min, but I'm glad I didn't miss it.

I did learn that if you have a Gmail email to use that because employers view it as more professional. I never really knew that. Anyone know why? (They didn't say the reason at the webinar.)

If a Gmail really matters that much, I have a Gmail email I could use. Everyone, please tell me if that makes that big a difference, otherwise, I'll keep my @verizon.net email on my resume.


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I canít think of why, except that gmail is more universal. As long is you have a professional sounding email (NOT something like funinthesun or krazykweenz for example) I donít think your address matters that much.
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I tried googling for an answer. The best one I got was that it is a more permanent one than some of the ones available. I think that as long as your Verizon one is not inappropriate, then no reason not to use it.
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As Google takes on more and more, it is probably not a bad thing to have. Google Plus failed but so many other things are all tied to Google. You have to have an active Google email to log on in those cases.

Even my Principal made a Google Classroom and put all of our Staff on there as his Students so that we can all communicate that way.
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Old 02-23-2020, 11:30 AM
 
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I don't think it really makes a difference, but most people I know have a gmail account they use widely for professional stuff. I think when gmail was more a "by invitation only" type of account, it showed that you were up on current tech. Now that anyone can get one, I don't think it has the same cache.


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It is easy to share documents with google accounts. It allows much easier document sharing with a google account. You don't actually have to email the document itself, just a link to it from your drive.

It is valuable email for that reason and because it is an account that is long in use.

Google is a set of skills unto itself. Look for google training that you can do for free online.
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I'm not sure why, exactly, but I can see what they mean. If I went to a business and their email was @yahoo or @hotmail or something, that would make me raise an eyebrow. Google just seems like a universally accepted professional thing.

Way back when I graduated college, I changed my email to firstname.lastname@gmail.com in order to look more professional on my resume.
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Thanks a lot guys!
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