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Targeting IT Talent

Put Your Home Address on your CV

If you’re applying for jobs, make sure your home address is on your CV. Why? Because most organisations have hybrid working, so show you live within a reasonable commuting distance from the client’s office. Shouldn’t the recruiter call you to check this? Well………..

I’m recruiting for a Scrum Master in Milton Keynes which has attracted over 400 applications and a Business Intelligence Analyst in Northampton which has attracted over 100 applications. Both will work on a hybrid basis, typically 2 days a week in the office.

Over half of the CV applications don’t have a home address or an indication of where they live.  I simply don’t have the time to call over 200 people to find out basic information on where they are located. Too often these applicants are 3 hours from the client’s office, so just not viable to commute 2 days a week.

You might say, well I wouldn’t apply if that office wasn’t within reasonable commute for me. However, while you might read the advert in full, many applicants don’t bother and they just hit the apply button.  The applicants with an address on their CV that is local to the client and have the required expertise, will be contacted first. You may not get a look in.

The other point is that recruitment software often uses postcodes to search for candidates within reasonable distance from the client’s office. So, if your address is missing, the recruitment software may miss you and you won’t hear about other exciting vacancies.


Posted 30.03.2023

Category: For candidates

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