11. Being unprofessional with your contact information
Your friends and family might be okay with sending emails to firstname.lastname@example.org, and may be willing to endure Queen’s "Fat Bottomed Girls" before leaving a message on your voicemail, but potential employers certainly won’t be.
If your email or voicemail can be construed as offensive or immature, change it. If you don’t want to get rid of your personal email addy, secure an additional, more professional one from a free account like Hotmail, Yahoo, or Gmail. Change your voicemail so it simply states your name and phone number.
Dawn Dugan specializes in writing books, articles, white papers, reports and special communications for the human resources industry. She is the co-author of Effective Executive Compensation, which was published by AMACOM in 2008. Read more...