A significant number of people use their birth year as part of their email address. If you want to avoid the risk of age discrimination when applying for jobs, it may be a good idea to re-think this approach as recruiters and employers are on to it. If you need to use a number, choose one that doesn’t reflect a birthdate, e.g. 00 or 101.∞
I took a phone call recently from a recruiter doing an applicant reference check. I was listed as a referee on the applicant’s resume. The only trouble is I’ve not worked with the person for about ten years, and nor have I spoken to them in that time. Nothing I could say would advance the applicant going forward as I couldn’t speak to a decade of their employment, or even say they’d been working. It brings me back to what I have spoken about before in relation to referees. I can’t emphasise it enough, where possible, they need to be your most recent supervisors, and you need to maintain regular contact checking your referee details remain unchanged, and keeping them up to date with what you are doing. There are a few, but a very few exceptions.