Friday Resume Tip - Contact info
The basic rule of contact info is to only list current information.
• If you list a home phone, make sure it is set up and working. Make sure any others in your home are aware a potential employer could be calling. If you have children in your home who answer the phone, make sure they know to take down a message. Having a family member be rude, yell at, or hang up on a potential employer usually costs you the interview, never mind the position.
• If you list a cell phone, make sure your voicemail is set up. If you do not check your voicemail messages, do NOT use your cellphone as a contact number. I get too many calls from candidates days, even weeks after my initial call. The same goes for voicemail boxes that are full. If I can’t leave a message, I’m going to move on.
• If you list an e-mail address, make sure you check it frequently! Double check for any typos or misspellings in your e-mail address. If you currently only have an e-mail address that has a vulgar or unprofessional wording, MAKE A NEW ONE. It's easy to add an additional email account, and very worth it. Emails referencing employment can often be routed into spam, so be sure to frequently check your spam folder.
The bottom line - Use current info only, making sure you are able to receive messages in which ever medium you have listed. Make sure you check them frequently and respond promptly. A fast response doesn’t show desperation, it shows promptness and diligence.