Don't Ask Employers To Text You

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Don't Ask Employers To Text You

We all know that I&m looking over hundreds of thousands of resumes each month. I always find a few strange things on resumes that I like to bring up and share with all of you. I recently came across at least 5 resumes that had the words (text message only) listed right next to their phone number in the contact section of the resume. Why would anything about texting be on your resume? Why would you ask an employer to text you? Only list a contact number that actually works on your resume. You don&t need to list your parents number, friend&s number, and please do not put (text messages only). Let your friends and family text you. Employers need to be able to reach you via telephone.