Handling Employer Name Changes on Your Resume


Anonymous writes:
Two of my previous employers have had name changes since I last left their company. Should I use the new name on my resume or the old one?


The Career Doctor responds:
Both.
There is a very simple protocol for handling company name changes on your resume. Simply put the current name of the company and then in parentheses and in smaller type put the name of the company when you worked there. So for example Bank of America (formerly NationsBank).
Make sure you follow all the other rules of resume-writing. Take a quick overview with Quintessential Careers: Resumes Do’s and Don’ts or go for a more detailed review by using Quintessential Careers: Resume Tutorial.


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