This week’s Remote Work Weekly features our latest Employer Alert, with companies Lionbridge and AchieveTestPrep hiring, as well as our new partner, Pedago. We also cover finding a remote job for new college grads, and our Remote Job Search Tip of the week, is your email address giving away your age to potential employers?
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Ready to kick off summer with a remote job search? Let us help you get it started with these 9 new remote jobs from our Employer Partners! All of the remote jobs in this blog post remain available in the Virtual Vocations database as of the time of publication. However, telecommute jobs like these will fill quickly. We suggest applying within 48 hours to any of the following job openings of interest to you.
Is your email address giving away your age to potential employers? Avoid ageism with these tips –
- Avoid using Yahoo, Outlook/Hotmail or AOL as your email provider for job applications. These email providers are used primarily by people 45 and older, early users of the Internet.
- Use a Gmail email address for your job applications, Millenials and GenX’ers are the biggest Gmail users, using a Gmail email address tells potential employers you are keeping up with current technology, and won’t give away your current age.
- Avoid using numbers in your email address. Numbers stand out as an indicator of the year you were born, graduated, or your age. Even if the numbers you want to use don’t represent a year, employers and others will be likely to interpret them as such.
- Keep your email professional. Use a simple version of your name, either full, or shortened, with periods or with Ms., Mr., etc. You could also use credentials as well, Example: janecandidateLCSW@gmail.com