Contact Information

This is the top section of your resume and it is straightforward to nail this section by following the recommendations below.

Recommendations

✅ Include important information

Make sure you have the following information listed at the top of your resume: name, email, phone number, location, LinkedIn profile URL.

✅ Use a personal email

Use email addresses you have permanent access to, avoid using school emails if there's a possibility of you losing access to it in future. Regardless, it's still better to use personal emails as it will be relevant for life. Imagine using a school email when you are in your 30s!

✅ Be explicit about location information

Be explicit about state and city information. Since USA is huge, if you are in the same state as the company you're applying for, the geographical proximity could give you an edge over other applicants.

✅ Format your phone number

Format your phone number and include the country code. Example for US phone numbers: +1 (123) 456-7890

✅ Include useful links about yourself

Add links to websites which demonstrates your professional background - personal website, blog, GitHub profile, Stack Overflow, Twitter, Medium, Substack, etc.

✅ Show the platform and username in links

Links text should include both the platform and username, e.g. "linkedin.com/in/johndoe" as opposed to "LinkedIn". This is because interviewers might print out the resume.

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Recommendations

✅ You think I will reveal it on the client side

I am not that dumb nor am I that lazy. Or am I?

Common Mistakes

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Recommendations

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I am not that dumb nor am I that lazy. Or am I?

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Common Mistakes

❌ Don't add unnecessary information

There's no need to include unnecessary personal details like birthday, age, photo, which should not affect the outcome.

❌ Don't include links where there is no content

You probably have GitHub, Medium, Stack Overflow accounts but if you haven't written anything there, there's no point including them. Only add links if they showcase your professional background.

❌ Don't include broken links

You should click on all your links to ensure they're leading to the right destinations.

Example

John Doe
San Francisco, California, US | +1 (650) 123-4567 | john.doe@gmail.com github.com/johndoe | linkedin.com/in/johndoe | johndoe.com

Note how the link text is kept to a minimum to contain both the service and the username.


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