When composing your resume, it’s important to include all your contact information at the top. It lets employers easily see how they can reach you. Be sure to include:
- Full name
- Phone number
- Email address
- Street/mailing address
Name: If you go by a name other than your given name, it’s okay to use it on your resume. Just be consistent across all documents and platforms. Keep in mind, though, that most employers will request your legal name at some point in the process.
Phone number: The phone number you give on the resume should have a voicemail. That way, potential employers can leave a message if you’re not available. Make sure your voicemail is professional and include your name so the employer knows they have called the correct person. Check your voicemail regularly to ensure it’s not full and is properly receiving messages!
Email address: Use a personal email address instead of a work email address. Just be sure it doesn’t include words or content that could be perceived as offensive or unprofessional. Use an email account that’s easily accessible and check it frequently so potential employers hear from you in a timely way.
Street/mailing address: Use a street/mailing address that’s current, so mail is sure to reach you, if needed. If you’re concerned about privacy, you could simply list the city and state (e.g. San Francisco, California).