Heading & Contact Information

Keep this critical information as streamlined as possible and locate it at the top of your resume. Include name, address, phone, and email address. For college students, listing a home and school address may help the clarity.

What to Include:

Name

  • First and last name; middle initial is acceptable
  • Your name should be prominent on the page, font size of between 20-28

Address

  • For college students, listing a home and school address may help with clarity

Phone

  • List the phone number at which you are most available, most likely your cell number

Email

  • If you use an email address other than your student email, be sure that it is professional
  • Seniors should use a professional permanent email address instead of their student email

    Professional:

    jsmith@gmail.com
    john.smith@gmail.com
    jpsmith@gmail.com
    johnsmith@gmail.com

    Unprofessional:
    catlvr1990@yahoo.com
    need_for_speed91@juno.com
    John.Paul.Smith.1990.Accountant@aol.com
    gowhitesox@gmail.com

Links

Format:

  • Keep the heading as streamlined as possible by using space efficiently
  • It is fine to include more than one piece of information on the same line, but be sure to separate information using markers such as:  • | ♦

Resume Heading Examples