Is it inappropriate to include contact instructions on a resume?
On a resume: Is it unprofessional to indicate "email preferred" as a form of contact? What about providing a phone number for messages only? The problem is taking phone calls about a possible interview or job during normal business hours at my current position - I do not have privacy. If I could communicate by email, that would be fine. Or if I could respond to voicemail when I can find privacy, that would be fine too. What is the most effective way to communicate with a propective employer on the sly?
Asked By: MsBurgundy - 10/1/2008
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
Dear Ms. Burgundy... More
Answered By: Management Mom - 10/1/2008
Additional Answers (4)
your future employers would probably appreciate it as it would save them a lot of time trying to track you down if you can't answer your phone!
Answered By: blondie_gal1987 - 10/1/2008
I think that employers are sensitive to this and you won't need to put contact instructions on your resume. They will leave you a message and you will be able to call them back when it's suitable and you have privacy. You could explain at that time that you were working and were not available to answer their call... More
Answered By: neverhomeanymore - 10/1/2008
A prospective employer will always leave a message. Just because you don't answer doesn't mean you will not get the job. It's always looks better when on the app they ask when can you start, and you put 2 weeks so that you can give notice to the previous owner... More
Answered By: ms.honey - 10/1/2008
I personally think it's a good thing to put what your preferred method on contact on there. If you put a phone number on it and say that calling you is strongly discouraged or that you will only speak to a person via e-mail would be inappropriate. Don't just give them one way of contacting you... More
Answered By: Chris C - 10/1/2008
(89) Local Jobs Paying $19-$97 Per Hour- Available Today. Apply Now!
$21/hr Start, Avg Pay $72K/yr No Experience Needed! Get Started.
We need people to fill a number of positions at Home
New job opportunities added daily. Search & apply for DC jobs now.
Other Career Questions
What jobs are there in the business field that are night jobs? Places and job titles please. Im have a BA in Business Admin and looking for a night job, already have a morning/day job.
Enumerate these jobs Say, patent application writting. patent application writing. In a company, what jobs are needed to keep confidential?
Content is not owned or controlled by Monster. Any content concerns should be addressed with Yahoo!
Yahoo! Does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any Yahoo! Answers content. Yahoo! Disclaimer.
Best-Paying Work-from-Home Jobs
It’s easier than ever to work from home. Of course, not every job is a mobile job, and some companies aren’t interested in having their employees work from home.
2013 Marketing Jobs Outlook
The US may be facing another year of anemic hiring overall, but that won't be the case in the high-orbit world of multichannel, digital media marketing.
2013 Engineering Jobs Outlook
Engineers will find job opportunities in select disciplines in 2013, with candidates who are all-around, client-oriented businesspeople in demand.
Best-Paying Jobs by Major
What could you earn with a particular four-year degree? Find out by checking out this list of the top-paying jobs for 20 of the most common majors.
Eight High-Paying, Secure Jobs
Want to earn a good salary and enjoy a measure of job security as well? Check out these well-paying jobs on tap for fast growth in the coming years.