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There are some pieces of contact information that you definitely need to have on your resume. Typically, these three pieces are the most important:
Note that you need to have a professional email address so that a hiring manager can contact you effectively. It’s also usually best to include your cell phone number. That way, you’re more likely to pick up when a hiring manager calls. If you do, then make sure your voicemail greeting is also professional, so you’re not embarrassed if the manager decides to leave a voicemail message.
There are also pieces of information that are optional. These aren’t necessary, but they might help you in getting your new job. Here are a few pieces of information that can catch the eye of a potential employer:
Some of these are more widely recommended than others. For example, not everyone recommends adding your street address. However, a professional resume may include any and all of these pieces of contact information.
While your full name and social media handles are safe to include on your resume, there are some pieces of information that you shouldn’t include on your resume. Some people don’t recommend listing your full address on a resume, although this is more of a discussion than a hard-and-fast rule. One thing that’s definitely important to avoid, however, is an unprofessional email address. You need to make sure all of your links are super-professional. Setting up professional profiles helps you add information to your professional resume without worrying about something inappropriate turning up.
Yes. Include them typically after your name, separated by a comma. For example, you could write “Kay Decosa, R.N.” or “Tracee Bemis, Ph.D.” This gives the recruiter an immediate idea of your professional skills, which can aid in your job search, as a hiring manager typically only spends a few seconds deciding whether or not to keep looking at your resume or to pass it by and move on to the next one.
Deciding whether or not to put your address on your resume can be difficult. Most of the time, it’s suggested that you put your city and state but not the rest of your address. If you’re relocating, then it’s typically still okay to include this information; after all, if you’re applying for a job in New Mexico and all your work history is in New York, the company will likely notice anyway. However, it’s a good idea to then mention in your cover letter that you’re interested in relocating.
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