The resume writer assigned to me advised me not to include my mailing address on my resume. How do executive recruiters feel about that recommendation?
I think it is bad advice. When recruiters create a database record, they prefer to have all the information. When candidates do not provide all their contact information, it raises a flag. Not red, but yellow. Why would you want to raise a flag with a search consultant?
Your mailing address is important for the vetting process. Recruiters want to know where you reside.
That said, if you are a manager-level candidate living in a metropolitan area, there is an argument to be made that listing your address may raise inappropriate questions about your commute time, and your long-term commitment to the job. But senior level executives should not follow advice better suited for lower level managers.
Here is the information you should include:
- Home Address
- City, State and Zip Code
- Telephone Numbers (Delineate Between Home, Cell or Office)
- Personal Email Address (Never use your company email)
- LinkedIn URL
- Make your email and LinkedIn URL links active
If you agree, or have an alternative view, please share your thoughts.
If you have a question, write to John at asktherecruiter@JohnGSelf.Com.