Address to put on resume?

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Address to put on resume?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 07, 2016 11:32 am

OCI at CCN:

Bidding mostly Southern California (SD, L.A.) and for my resume so far I put the address of the close family member I stayed with during this summer (for my 1L summer job in SD).

However, now that I'm back at law school, what should I put my address as? My resume does not show many California connections otherwise so I figure this might marginally help.

Also, my wife lives in L.A. so I have the option of putting her address as well if it is a good idea.

Should I prefer the SD address that I put so far, switch to my wife's address in L.A., or put my law school address?

Thoughts are appreciated.

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Re: Address to put on resume?

Postby Nebby » Sun Aug 07, 2016 12:02 pm

Wife's address imo. It's technically yours too

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Re: Address to put on resume?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 07, 2016 4:01 pm

Grew up in the secondary I SA'ed at this summer, but not a single thing on my resume would even hint at being from here. During OCI, for this market I put both my law school address and my parents home address (a place I hadn't lived for 4+ years). Worked out well.

I'd probably play it safe and put your wife's LA address on there (this is 100% OK), but I don't think you'd have a huge problem putting that SD address on there. There's a small chance this could be a issue if a background check wouldn't have that as a former address (my home would), but that would be post-offer and something you could probably explain away.

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Re: Address to put on resume?

Postby dixiecupdrinking » Sun Aug 07, 2016 5:59 pm

I'd list both wife's address (as "permanent address") and local address (as "current address").

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Re: Address to put on resume?

Postby Nebby » Sun Aug 07, 2016 6:40 pm

dixiecupdrinking wrote:I'd list both wife's address (as "permanent address") and local address (as "current address").

There's nothing wrong with this but it's unnecessary. Just wife's is fine

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Re: Address to put on resume?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 07, 2016 10:08 pm

But isn't a San Diego address much more helpful when interviewing with San Diego?

I'm guessing an LA firm would care less about a San Diego address than a San Diego firm would care about an LA address.



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