Of all of the mistakes you could make when putting together your resume, you likely wouldn’t consider including your home address as one of them.
But for many recruiters where you live is a potential red flag. The problem: the commute your address suggests.
That’s according to Donna Svei, at Avid Careerist. Her insight:
You might not have thought about it, but in-house recruiters know that people with long commutes have more stress and often eventually quit “because of the commute.” If you quit, they don’t look good AND they have to replace you. That’s more work, with no more money, for them.
The slow-boiling terror of the commute has been born out by research: behavorial scientists have found that somebody with an hour-long commute needs to make 40% more than somebody who walks to work. Bonus tip: long commuters are more likely to get divorced, too. No wonder recruiters count the commute so hard. [read]