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Old 6 Aug 2020, 08:19 PM   #31
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Pay for 1 year now and youíll have a lifetime @hey.com email address.
Ha! And be stuck with @hey.com like millions are stuck with @yahoo.com or @hotmail.com. Everytime I see one of those addresses I know the person is of a certain age and think to myself "have some self respect and get a decent address!" Seriously, if you are applying for jobs, get yourself a decent email address and not something that will instantly categorize you, for better or worse. @hey.com just doesn't sound professional to me.
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Old 7 Aug 2020, 04:54 AM   #32
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Doesn't it depend on the kind of job one applies for? Why should a nurse, or a burger flipper, or a bank clerk be disadvantaged because of a yahoo/Hotmail/hey account?
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Old 7 Aug 2020, 05:05 AM   #33
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Why should a nurse, or a burger flipper, or a bank clerk be disadvantaged because of a yahoo/Hotmail/hey account?
Every job is important to the person applying, so why not put your best foot forward? Let them know you are different, more responsible, a forward thinker and not just a sheep that uses the same email address you created in high school. If nothing else, having a different address might be that little thing that makes your application stand out from the crowd and get noticed.
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Old 7 Aug 2020, 07:07 AM   #34
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Every job is important to the person applying, so why not put your best foot forward? Let them know you are different, more responsible, a forward thinker and not just a sheep that uses the same email address you created in high school. If nothing else, having a different address might be that little thing that makes your application stand out from the crowd and get noticed.
I think a Hey address meets this exactly.
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Old 7 Aug 2020, 07:24 AM   #35
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I think a Hey address meets this exactly.
To me it says you have poor judgment and are not careful with money. Paying $99 for any untested new faddy email service with a name that is trying to be hip shows bad judgment, IMHO.
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Old 7 Aug 2020, 02:04 PM   #36
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Every job is important to the person applying, so why not put your best foot forward? Let them know you are different, more responsible, a forward thinker and not just a sheep that uses the same email address you created in high school. If nothing else, having a different address might be that little thing that makes your application stand out from the crowd and get noticed.
For most positions the potential employer looks for stability and not for somebody jumping ship too often. As such a good yahoo or hotmail address would be perfectly ok. By good, I mean a reasonable username and not things like fancy123.
Of course, things would be different if it is a creative position or mid-level or senior position in IT.
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Old 7 Aug 2020, 07:19 PM   #37
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For most positions the potential employer looks for stability and not for somebody jumping ship too often.
OT, but I do some hiring and have for many years. My first cull through applications is the person's cover letter to see how articulate they are, whether they address the job specifics, and where they are located. If that all passes muster, I then look at the resume and see what their specific job experience is. I usually split the applications into three piles: very interesting, possible, and reject. 90% go in the reject pile for one reason or another. The email address and phone should be prominent at the top of the cover letter and resume with your address. Sometimes, a person's email address, right there at the top of everything, stands out in a positive way and might be that tiny extra that gets your letter a little more attention and has you stand out from the crowd since 95% will have a generic gmail or .mac address. Even some local ISP addresses might make you stand out. If you have to go generic, gmail seems to be the best--it is used by everyone right up to some CEOs I correspond with.
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Old 7 Aug 2020, 07:26 PM   #38
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IMveryHO rejecting an application for a non-IT job based on an unfashionable email address is equivalent to rejection because of the wrong postcode/street name.
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Old 7 Aug 2020, 07:36 PM   #39
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IMveryHO rejecting an application for a non-IT job based on an unfashionable email address is equivalent to rejection because of the wrong postcode/street name.
I don't think it would get you rejected, but it might get you a little extra notice either good or bad. For example, I still see an occasional @aol.com address and I know the person's somewhat older right away. Chances are I am even older than that person, but a young hiring manager might see that address as a turnoff. Often the youngest, most inexperienced people in an HR department are assigned to make the first selections through a pile of job applicants.
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Old 9 Aug 2020, 09:57 PM   #40
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To me it says you have poor judgment and are not careful with money. Paying $99 for any untested new faddy email service with a name that is trying to be hip shows bad judgment, IMHO.
Yeah, just like George Costanza, I'm also careful with money.: Seriously, I really do think they're charging too much for this product as advertised. Maybe it's not a lot of money to some folks but it sure is to me.

$99.00/yr for email? I have three letter domain names like aol.com and usa.com that are free, and I'm sure there are other three letter domain names just as good or better than hey.com that provide email services.

It might be tempting to try at half that price or less, but for me $99.00/yr. is way too much.

And again, I'm cheap.....
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