Typically, the contact information is placed at the top of the first page of the resume. There is no need to repeat the contact information on the following pages, assuming the resume has more than one page.
Your contact information should include:
- Your address. If you have two addresses, make sure to mention which one refers to where you live currently and which one refers to your mailing address, if different.
- Your phone number. Stick to your home phone number and make sure that your voicemail is properly set up. It is not recommended that you write down your work phone number. You should not be answering calls related to your job search while at work.
- Your cell phone. If you are not often home or come home late, you may feel the need to state your cell phone number on your resume. However, that may not be a good idea because the employer or recruiter may be calling you at the wrong time. What if you are on the bus, at the restaurant or walking outside? You don’t want to sound unprofessional or ask the person who’s calling to call you back… because you don’t have your agenda handy to schedule a meeting. Not answering an employer or a recruiter’s phone call is not an issue. As long as you record a professional message in your voicemail, that should do the trick. This way you will be in control of the situation as you will be able to choose the right time to call them back and will have all the things that you need with you.
- Your email address. Make sure to use a professional email address. Email addresses such as “firstname.lastname@example.org” do not make the cut. If you need to create a new email account for your job search, go ahead. Choose something like
- Your blog, personal website URL or LinkedIn account. If you maintain any of these, you can also mention them as part of the “Contact Information” section. Make sure however to remove all that may project a bad image.