Resume contact information: How to be reached by hiring managers

Resume contact information: How to be reached by hiring managersResume contact information should be at the top of the resume where hiring managers find how to contact you: your name, your phone number, and your email.

What goes in the resume contact information area?

  1. Name: First and Last Names and for identity issues, use an initial if you have a common name.
  2. Physical address: If you send your resume to an actual employer, use a physical address: 213 Brown Street, Wausau, WI  54401 not your PO Box. If you post it online on job boards, you might want to omit the physical address to avoid identity theft.
  3. Cell phone number: Most people are accessible on your cell phone. Make sure you create a good voice mail message you check frequently.
  4. Email address: Choose an identifying email address, Check it daily.

Optional Resume contact information items:

  1. LinkedIn profile link: Before you do this, evaluate your LinkedIn profile and make sure it sells you.
  2. Personal website – if you have developed a website with your online resume and portfolio, share it.
  3. QR code. – Alison Doyle says:

“It can be a way to add a coolness factor to your resume and get your resume a second glance from a hiring manager.  QR codes are a great way to direct hiring managers to a site containing relevant links that showcase your thought leadership, career accomplishments, online portfolio or profile on professional sites like LinkedIn.”

How do you format your resume contact information?

There are myriads of ways to organize your resume contact information and more ways to format them to match and accent your resume.

Create an attractive section with the information. Place your contact information prominently placed on the top of your resume. The hiring manger needs easy access to this information. Otherwise, you will not get the calls or emails to reach you to be hired for the job. Make it easy for the reader!

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  1. Brent Peterson on April 18, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Helpful post Julie. Are you now seeing or creating resumes with QR codes? What about other social identities (e.g. twitter, google plus)?

    • Julie Walraven on April 19, 2013 at 7:05 am

      I have seen resumes from training materials with QR codes but I have not seen them coming in from clients nor have I put them on. LinkedIn has value on the resume but unless you are in a field like social media marketing or have an IT role in SEO or a related field, generally the other ones don’t need to be on the resume.

      However, you had a great post some years ago about putting them on your business card. I think if you have space on the back, that could have impact or perhaps a link either on the resume or business card to your vizibility page.

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