Why Not to Share Your Complete Home Address on a Resume
When listing your contact information at the top of your resume, there is no need to list your entire home address. In fact, it is best not to. Many companies tend to discriminate based on your proximity to their location. The reasons range from not wanting to hire out-of-state applicants to believing that an applicant may not be able to commute in a timely fashion. It’s wrong but it happens.
To overcome this potential screen-out factor, simply list the metropolitan area in which you live. If you are an out-of-state applicant looking to relocate, list your destination metropolitan area. For example, if you live in a suburb of Atlanta or if you wish to relocate to metro Atlanta, simply list Atlanta, GA. If you are able to do the job and get there on time, it’s none of their business what your actual zip code is until it is time to cut you a check.
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