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Many Resumes Omit Crucial Contact Info


The Research Study: How Does Your Résumé Compare? Competitive Career Intelligence for 6-Figure Canadians* found that 55 percent of résumés evaluated missed crucial contact information on one or more pages. ResearchStudy.png WHAT EMPLOYERS WANT: When a recruiter is ready to contact a candidate for an interview, he or she wants to find the right information at a glance. WHAT TO DO: Candidates typically include their mailing address, primary telephone number, cell number, e-mail address, LinkedIn address, blog address, and/or website as required. Some candidates maintain confidentiality by eliminating all but the most vital contact information. To ensure that recruiters can match pages easily, the most important contact information needs to appear on all pages of the résumé.

*Graham Management Group (GMG), a Canadian firm specializing in career-transition solutions for executives, managers, and six-figure professionals, examined and analyzed 1,000 résumés submitted in 2009 to the group by senior-level Canadians. GMG performed the analysis by methodically applying validated strategic résumé principles and theories in a structured manner across all documents. We’re excerpting some results of this analysis over the next several weeks.