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One resume client told me he didn't want me to add his address on his resume because he felt recruiters/employers would look up his address and property value and judge him based on the value of his home.
Kent Johnson, branch manager of the Minneapolis office of Manpower, responded with this feedback:
"I've never heard of anyone looking up a potential candidate's address to assess their property value," says Johnson. "Could it happen? I suppose. I personally don't have enough time in the day to do that. I think the chances of that happening are miniscule."
"I always want to see an address on a resume. If people don't, I feel like they're hiding something. And frankly, knowing where a candidates lives helps make good decisions for all. In my business, I don't "assume" when it comes to addresses (i.e. commute) and talk with a candidate anyway. Maybe they're moving, maybe the commute is expected, etc. As as FYI, I have a job is Faribault, but am contacting candidates around the Twin Cities because maybe the job/compensation are such that it makes it worth the 45 mile drive."
There you have it - when it comes to resumes, add your address
About Matt Krumrie
In addition to writing resumes and cover letters, Krumrie has published over 2,000 career and job search articles for the Star Tribune, Flexjobs.com, Ziprecruiter.com and more.