In Gmail We Trust
Posted at 1:10 p.m. on Jan. 9, 2014
The House has mail.house.gov and the Senate has that ubiquitous underscore that never quite caught on with the rest of the email world. But sometimes those gmail and Yahoo accounts prevail in job listings. Worried that this could be anything less than official business? Hill Navigator discusses below.
Q. How much should I trust job vacancies on the Hill that do not have .gov e-mail addresses? I’m worried that something like “firstname.lastname@example.org” or “westernsenatorLA@yahoo.com” aren’t legitimate job postings.
A. Trust them. They are legitimate. It just means you’re applying to an office where it’s easier to set up a gmail address then a new mail.house.gov account. Not having an official .gov email address — given the range of systems administrators on Capitol Hill — might mean less than you think.
But perhaps Hill Navigator is too trusting? If there are any tales of rogue job postings, send them my way. Would love to hear THAT story…