It’s not important whether you put your home phone number or cell number on your resume. What is important 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. Check your messages frequently and get back to anyone who leaves a message within in a few hours — 24 hours maximum.
TIP: The professional impression you give when you answer your phone should be aligned with your voicemail message. You may want to record your voice and listen to it over and over to see how others hear you and make changes accordingly. Remember, branding yourself is in every area of how you present yourself.
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