YOUR Resume Heading is vital???


Your resume heading is extremely important. The information you put in the heading portion of your resume tells the employer who you are and where you can be reached. Keep it simple and easy to read.

It is best to bold or otherwise highlight your name (but not the rest of the information in this area). Why? You want the employer to remember who you are. You want to get the employer's attention and KEEP IT.

There are so many ways to present the information in the heading section of the resume. Some people suggest that it is best to keep the text centered and others believe that creatively spacing the name and phone number(s) on one side and listing the address on the other side are more eye-catching. The possibilities here are endless.

This is one area where the style you choose to present this particular bit of information is not essential. Employers are more concerned about who you are than they are about how clever you are in identifying your name, address and phone number.

The most important element in the heading/header area is that the information you place there is correct. Make sure you have every detail of your personal contact information accurate.

If ever there is a time to proofread, it's now!
Make a mistake in your phone number and it won't matter if you have the spiffiest design on the planet. The employer will not be able to reach you. Take some extra time to review your material. Have your friends and/or family look it over, too.
The Heading Section
The information you will want to include here are:
  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone number(s)
  • Email Address
  • Website (only if it is relevant to the position you are seeking)

If you are a college student, you will want to list both your address at school and your permanent address.

The easiest way to handle this is to put them in separate corners of the top section of the resume. For more specifics, look at the examples in the "Resume Examples" section. There is at least one example that deals with this situation.

SPECIAL NOTE: Do not add anything that is not pertinent to the position you are seeking. Avoid including any personal information such as height, weight, race, gender, religous affiliation, political statements or anything that is not directly related to the job you are interested in.

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To learn about the Education section of the resume, click here

Click here to read about the Experience section 

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