A classic piece of fence sitting here – it depends.
In general terms yes, but if you are a woman you might have some reservations.
You wouldn’t give your home address out to just anyone, would you? That’s a privacy issue.
It’s ameliorated somewhat by the fact that 80 per cent of people who scan and short-list candidates are young women themselves.
But that might not satisfy everyone.
The other side of the coin is where a job is being advertised in Adelaide or Wollongong and they only really want people in those locations to apply.
They might not state that in the ad but it’s implicit in the selection criteria.
There have been cases where interstate candidates have been short-listed because they haven’t included their address.
Personally, I think putting your address on the head of a resume is a bit old fashioned.
But I also think, in a hyper competitive job market, if it gives me an edge due to localism, i.e., you know the local culture and idioms, I’d tick all of the boxes.
Ultimately, it’s personal choice.
I tell line workers and people working in junior or mid-level positions, to include their referee contact details.
If you’re short-listed, it saves the recruiter calling you.
But hey, they’re going to call you anyway to say you’re short-listed.
Sometimes recruiters won’t ask for referee details until they have the final two or three candidates.
I tell executives and senior managers not to include senior report contact details.
They have occasionally been used by unscrupulous recruiters to pitch candidates too.
The senior report asks, ‘how did you get my number?’ It’s not a good look.