March 28, 2007
Finally — anecdotal vindication! For years I’ve been advising friends to avoid listing their Hotmail accounts when applying for jobs. Here’s why:
Hotmail users deemed too dumb for employment at firm
“A guy from a Human Resources consultancy says their selection process for one job included a requirement for ample experience in using the Internet (navigation, searches, formats…)
“They received about 50 applications, of which 30 listed Hotmail addresses. All 30 were immediately deleted… why?
“The official reason: You can’t be an Internet expert and use a Hotmail account at the same time…”