December 04, 2013, 1:19 PM — Space is at a premium when it comes to a resume, which is why professionals should stop wasting it on tired-old cliches that no longer apply.
You've got a lot of experience and no place to put it? No worries, we're going to free up some space for you, right now.
Pull up the latest version (or blow the dust off it) and if you've listed your address at the stop, delete it, Amanda Augustine of The Ladders tells Business Insider.
Yes, we were all told to use that template when we wrote Version 1.0 many years ago. But today, what employer is going to actually snail mail a potential candidate?
"You don’t need to list your street address in the contact information," Augustine says. "The city, state, and zip code are plenty. In fact, if you were trying to relocate, I’d advise you to remove the entire mailing address from your resume."
Instead, replace that street address with your professional online profile, she adds.
Your header should be:
- Cell phone
- City, State, Zip
- LinkedIn URL
- Twitter handle
If you want to see an example in action, click below and check out amazing before-and-after examples of how Augustine streamlined Business Insider careers writer Vivian Giang's two-year-old resume.