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Can you get away with just an email address as contact details on a CV?

(6 Posts)
LeMousquetaireAnonyme Tue 11-Feb-14 10:26:07

I think I missed interviews (1 for sure) because we have a shared landline which is mainly used to received rude cold callers so callers are not always made to feel welcome.
Some of the other residents have quite a bad command of english and might be scaring interviewers away thinking it is me (I do have an accent too).
The mobile signal is very patchy so not helping, I can put this as my main contact details but I will definitely missed calls (but at least I can call back?).

Can I get away with only my email address as first contact on my CV?


redskyatnight Tue 11-Feb-14 12:08:44

I think an email alone might be limiting (and thinking back, every single job interview I've had, I was phone about). I'd personally put your mobile and your email - as you say, you can always ring back if they can't get through first time.

LeMousquetaireAnonyme Tue 11-Feb-14 13:23:19

Thanks reds, won't potential employers be annoyed that they never reach me, if I put a mobile number I know won't work most of the time? (like when I am at home or even worse on the school run where there is no signal at all)

You could put your mobile no with a warning "Due to the area I live in, coverage is not good, so if you don't reach me please leave a message and I will call you back."

Then keep a sharp eye out for missed calls/messages, pick up the message immediately, and impress them with the speed you get back to them!

I think if you only put an email address they may wonder why you aren't contactable by phone.

Blankiefan Tue 11-Feb-14 13:40:53

I'd definitely agree that you need your mobile number too. Make sure you have a professional sounding message on your voicemail.

It shouldn't deter employers that they'll have to leave you a message - they'll assume you're working / similar.

LeMousquetaireAnonyme Tue 11-Feb-14 19:48:38

thanks! I will get the "home" number out and leave the rest with a warning on the mobile.

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