It’s not important whether you put your home phone number or cell number on your resume. The important thing is to put the number where you are the only one checking messages. You can’t expect your family or roommates to make the right impression.


And make sure the impression you give is started with the way you answer your calls as well as your voicemail. It’s important to sound professional.  You may even want to record your voice and listen to it over and over to see how you sound and make changes accordingly.  Remember, branding yourself is in every area of your presentation.


Make sure to check your voicemail or answering machine frequently and get back to anyone who leaves a message within in a few hours — 24 hours maximum.