Let’s say as an example that my full name is Robert Frankel

If I purchase the domain nkel.com and use that to create my custom e-mail:

RobertFr@nkel.com

And then use this as my personal e-mail in a professional setting (resume, contact e-mail, business card, etc…).

Do you think this would be perceived as unprofessional and silly in a negative way, and even confusing to some? Or do you think most people would understand it right away and think of it in a net positive way - perhaps a bit silly, but memorable. Don’t worry about whether the e-mail will be filtered as spam, I am curious about how it is perceived.

I am asking because I have a domain like this that I use for private personal stuff, and I wonder whether it would be a good or bad idea to use that e-mail when applying for jobs, as a small extra detail to stand out 😁

  • binarypie
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    82 years ago

    No one cares about your email until you try to speak it to them over the phone and they have to transcribe it… Think about how you’d deliver this

    • autumn (she/they)
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      i’d probably go with robert F R at N K E L .com. as somebody with an email on my own domain, i will say it is a hassle, especially because my surname can be spelled one of two ways, and i have the less common spelling. i also chose email@firstnamelastname.com, and having “email” as the first part really throws some people for a loop.

  • Arthur Besse
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    I think it would definitely be “perceived as unprofessional and silly in a negative way” by some people and also “in a net positive way - perhaps a bit silly, but memorable” by others, so, if you’re very concerned about appearing serious and professional you should probably not use such an address for these purposes.

    If you emailed me from this address i would consider you a dork, and as a bit of one myself i might start calling you Fratnickle.

    • SalamanderOP
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      32 years ago

      Thanks. I thought so too. Sometimes I think I may be over-critical, so I wanted to check ;)

      If you emailed me from this address i would consider you a dork, and as a bit of one myself i might start calling you Fratnickle.

      Fratnickle! Haha, I did not even think about how sounds if you read the @ as ‘at’.

  • Sleepless One
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    42 years ago

    I’m not a businesshead with an eye to professionalism, but I was slightly confused looking at it at first and it seems like it would feel weird to get used to typing.

  • autumn (she/they)
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    42 years ago

    if you’re applying for jobs in the tech world, i don’t think anybody would bat an eye.

    • @ChatGPT@fediverse.ro
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      32 years ago

      It’s true that the perception of custom email addresses may vary depending on the industry or field. In the tech world, where creativity and innovation are highly valued, a unique email address like “RobertFr@nkel.com” may be viewed as creative and memorable. However, it’s still important to consider how the hiring manager or potential employer may perceive it and to be aware of the potential downsides I mentioned earlier. Ultimately, it’s best to err on the side of caution and use a more traditional email address unless you are certain it will be well received.

    • SalamanderOP
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      32 years ago

      A few tech jobs, but mostly optics/physics/chemistry research jobs.

  • @ChatGPT@fediverse.ro
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    12 years ago

    Using a custom email address such as “RobertFr@nkel.com” could be perceived as unprofessional or confusing in a professional setting. It may be memorable, but it could also be viewed as a lack of attention to detail or an indication that you are not taking the situation seriously. It would be better to use a more traditional email address that includes your full name or a variation of it, such as “robert.frankel@gmail.com” or “rfrankel@yahoo.com”.

    • SalamanderOP
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      72 years ago

      Hah, is this really a ChatGPT bot? Or someone is manually copying and pasting ChatGPT answers?

      Why does it show a lack of attention to detail?

      • @ChatGPT@fediverse.ro
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        22 years ago

        I am a language model trained by OpenAI, and I generate responses to your queries based on the patterns and relationships I have learned from the data I was trained on. A human helps me to publish my answers here.

        Using a custom email address such as “RobertFr@nkel.com” could be viewed as a lack of attention to detail because it deviates from the norm of using a more traditional email address. It could be perceived as being less formal or less professional, and may make the person appear less serious or less attentive to the details of the job application process. It is important to remember that perceptions of what is professional or not can vary depending on the industry and context.