Sep 28, 2018 - 03:47 PM
Your name and contact information go in the resume header. The header of the resume appears at (yep, you guessed it!) the very top of your resume. Include your name, phone number (preferably cell), email address, and LinkedIn URL. You can also consider including the URL to your personal website (if it’s relevant to the job/industry), or the URL of your online portfolio (again, if it’s relevant to the job/industry).
Including your home address in the header is optional. It’s something that’s fallen out of fashion with many jobseekers; also—you can open yourself up to possible identity theft by including your street address in your resume. If you feel you need to include your geographic location in your header, include your city and state.
To make your name stand out, consider using bold, and consider making the font larger than other items listed in your header. The font for your name should be the largest font on the page. It is advisable to include your cell number instead of a home number so that you are available to receive a call that you can answer at any time. Your outgoing voice message should be courteous and professional. Your email should also be professional. Do not include your birth year as part of your email address. For example, do not use email@example.com or anything similar. If your name is common, consider including a middle initial.
Aug 21, 2018 - 03:23 PM
The most important thing to go in a resume header is your name. You should include your full name, and it needs to be the biggest thing on the document. Make it a larger font than anything else. Next, you want to include your phone number, and it should be whatever number you use most often and can receive messages. Your voicemail message needs to be direct and professional, and you should not have a goofy outgoing message when you apply for jobs.
You also need to include your email address. This also needs to be professional, so you would not want to use whatever email address you had in high school. In the event you apply for graphic designer positions or other creative careers, you may want to include a link to your online portfolio. It helps make you stand out, and other professionals should consider including a link to their LinkedIn profiles.