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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
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Answered By: Management Mom - 10/1/2008
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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
 
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