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September 30, 2010


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Susan Geary, CERW

Career Directors International surveyed SHRM members 3 years ago regarding a candidate's street address listed on a resume. At that time more than 65% stated it's OK to leave it off and I believe it should be left off. Because of websites like zillow.com and google street view, it's no one's business how much you paid for your house, your annual taxes, or if it's for sale. That's why expert resume writers are now eliminating this contact information. It also averts identity theft.

As for the document properties, I would think hiring managers would be more concerned when it reveals the software is licensed to a company that matches the candidate's history on the resume, rather than who wrote it. That shows the job seeker is using company resources for personal gain.

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