3/2/10

What would you think if you were an MD at small, collegial boutique who was sent a resume, normal (and pretty strong) in all regards, but it had only a city and state for the address at the top next to the email and phone #? How would you react in that...situation?

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3/2/10

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3/2/10

Why would you leave it off? What's the point?

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3/2/10
coffeebateman:

Why would you leave it off? What's the point?

I don't want them googling it, for reasons I can't mention. But, it's not a huge deal if they do, so if it would be very bad to leave it off, i'll include it...so how bad is it?

and yes, it's a male name (and I am a guy)

3/2/10

If the applicant is a woman, I would (may) understand. If a guy...

3/2/10

Yeah y? lol?

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3/2/10

It's just weird dude. Put it in there. If it isnt a huge deal then...

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3/2/10

Just put it on there... unless your address is a federal prison, I don't see why its a big deal. Anyways, I doubt an MD is going to google the address of every resume that comes across their desk.

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3/2/10

i'm dying to know the reason why you would leave it out. this has to be good

3/3/10

Ditto...

3/3/10

One logical explanation could be that the person doesn't live in the city but doesn't want to be dinged for not living there, hence they don't have an address. Some people auto ding for non-local hires. I've used friends addresses before for jobs in other regions.

3/3/10

Was there a rape at your address? Jesus. You can put the main address of your school if you prefer.

3/3/10

Allright well that answers my question. but you'd never guess why I asked it so don't even try. just assume I'm homeless, ha.

4/10/14

I would just list the address of someone I know well in it's place if you're so worried about it. Close friend, family, whatever.

4/10/14

I probably wouldn't notice if it was left out. But your reason seems weird, no one is going to google addresses

4/16/14

urchin24:

I probably wouldn't notice if it was left out. But your reason seems weird, no one is going to google addresses

I was also confused by this. Would have to guess that whoever is looking at this resume does not have enough leisure time to be googling the shit you put on there.

4/16/14

that's not the point. if you have all your personal info on there, ppl you trust shouldn't be so frivolously spamming your shit around to ppl you don't know (or care to know) without your permission. if that happens, whatever - it's not a huge deal. but the attempts to contact (emails/calls/whatever) gets really intrusive and disrespectful at times.

4/17/14

Do you have employers sending out your address and phone numbers to telemarketers often? what the fuck are you talking about?

Your address goes on your resume, thats the standard, do it. Maybe they won't notice, but why risk it? That's why there are standards and common practices that we use for resumes, cover letters, etc. They probably won't be googling you, but if you are truly worried about them finding out about the meth lab your roommate was running in your basement, use a different address.

4/17/14

nvm i prob shouldn't have commented. but you're right - if i give my resume to an employer, they're free to do as they please with it.

4/17/14

I genuinely don't understand your comment and how it relates to the issue of including an address on your resume. What do employers do with your address when applying to jobs? What happens that I should be worried about when an employer is "free to do what they please" with the address on my resume? Are you worried that they can exploit this info in some way (share it, use it, whatever), because I doubt this is the only way for them to obtain this very basic personal data. And I'd expect that if you truly want the job you are applying for, you would be willing to take the small risk of them misusing (?) your home address in order to avoid looking ill-prepared in your application.

OP, to answer the question, I guess not, but it will only decrease your chances as the MD would likely find it strange if he happens to notice it isn't there. As far as I know, it is commonplace to have a full address (street included) on a resume, maybe this is outdated due to a shift in communication methods now, but thats still how it is. There are workarounds that are most likely better options than excluding it. I don't think this is a make-or-break issue here, but all it does it draw attention to this secret reason that led you to exclude it in the first place.

4/17/14

nevermind. my comment was tangential and had another intended purpose. i was referring to the fact that ppl need to be more careful with other people's personal contact information in general and exercise better discretion if they choose to pass it on to a third party that the person doesn't know - like from a common courtesy standpoint.

4/16/14

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4/17/14

We ever determine why the address is not being left on the resume? He sending out resumes from a jail? known whore house?

4/17/14

HFer_wannabe:

We ever determine why the address is not being left on the resume? He sending out resumes from a jail? known whore house?

Personally I used to live in the hood, my actual street was address in a fairly well known and notoriously bad part of town in a city with the worst imaginable reputation. I had serious reservations about putting it on my resume and used my school address.

4/17/14
4/17/14

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