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Old 01-16-2014, 01:41 PM
 
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It might help your chances because they are more apt to hire someone who is employed! <sarcasm> (but not if you hear a lot of people on this forum about their job search)
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Old 01-16-2014, 03:36 PM
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Since you asked the question, I am assuming you or someone you know thinks there is some positive reason for doing so. I am curious what could possibly support this.

If your work email is all you have access to during the day, that still isn't a good enough reason.
I have used my previous employers email to email resumes and even setup phone interviews and also have been emailed flight itinerary for in person interviews. In addition, I have been asked by fortune 100 companies to use my current work email for correspondence regarding an interview and not a gmail or yahoo email. I have had success doing this, I simply delete all emails after they are sent/received so no one can see them at my current company.

I think the use of a gmail, yahoo, or hotmail account is a bit tacky. I do acknowledge all of your concerns I was curious if there were any hiring managers here that would discredit someone that did apply this way. Seeing as some here have claimed to disqualify candidates because they have used a work email then it seems more appropriate not to. I am just trying to see if I can make myself more marketable to future potential employers.
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Old 01-16-2014, 03:58 PM
 
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Do we need three pages to say "no" ?
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Old 01-16-2014, 04:21 PM
 
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I think the use of a gmail, yahoo, or hotmail account is a bit tacky.

Trust me, the majority of applicants to Fortune 100 companies use gmail & yahoo and other similar email accts. I have seen this with my own eyes by doing work on HR systems for such companies.
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Old 01-16-2014, 04:24 PM
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Trust me, the majority of applicants to Fortune 100 companies use gmail & yahoo and other similar email accts. I have seen this with my own eyes by doing work on HR systems for such companies.
Point taken, I will not use my work email, thanks.
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Old 01-16-2014, 04:27 PM
 
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[quote=MJ7;33050517 I simply delete all emails after they are sent/received so no one can see them at my current company. [/QUOTE]

Trust me, they are not really deleted. Most companies back up all emails (sent, received & deleted) for the past 90 days at least. Only one of my employers did not and that was because it was a small, local business with less than 5 employees.
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Old 01-16-2014, 04:53 PM
 
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You need a personal, non-work related, email address. Make it professional, no something like FoxyBeyotch69@yahoo.

That's a real one that is used by a high ranking education professional I know. She's like 65 or so and thinks it's cute.
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Old 01-16-2014, 08:13 PM
 
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If I ever received a resume with their work email, I would toss it immediately.

It is tacky and shows a lack of respect for his co-workers and company. What is this employee responding to emails for another job, while at his current job? While he is sending resumes to other employers, are his co-workers taking up the slack?

It's going in the recycle bin.

I have never discounted any gmail accounts. The candidates will typically have simple gmail address with their first and last name.

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Old 01-16-2014, 08:19 PM
 
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As others have already pointed out, this is a terrible idea. If the IT guy needs to go through the data for any reason, those files are easily recoverable even if they're deleted. I also agree that you might actually turn off the person doing the recruiting on the other end. A hiring manager always, always puts himself in the position of the company you're leaving. Just a bad idea.
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Old 01-16-2014, 08:34 PM
 
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Bad idea.
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