A couple weeks ago, I asked your thoughts on a reader comment about whether you should include a mailing address on your resume. One school of thought is excluding your address might send a red flag to recruiters about your whereabouts. And another is companies don’t really use it – they correspond via email or phone – and it’s unnecessary.
Here’s what our completely unscientific poll results showed:
My take is … at least for the time being … keeping your address on your resume is a smart move. It’s not that companies demand the information but it looks like it might cause someone to wonder when it’s not there. And, when you only have a few seconds to make a good impression to a potential employer, why risk not including it?
That being said, the conversation about addresses on resumes got me thinking. And it’s possible we’ll see more organizations having internal dialogue about addresses. Who knows? At some point in the not too distant future, we might ask ourselves, “Did people really used to include their address on a resume?”
Thanks to the reader who raised the question and everyone who participated in the survey.0