Wednesday, November 05, 2008

P.O. Box vs. Street Address on Resume

In the heading of your resume, list a street address rather than a P.O. box, if possible. An employer won't hold it against you for using your P.O. box on your resume, but he may give you extra points for using a street address because it presents a more stable image. This is especially true if your work history shows job hopping, current unemployment, or gaps in your employment history.

If, however, you have any hesitation about giving out your home address, do one of the following:
- List a P.O. box.
- Rent a P.O. box at a location where you can list the street address of that P.O. box.

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