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Is it Ok to put a short version of your name in your resume?

 
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Hello,

When applying for Jobs in the USA, it is ok to put your nickname in your resume just to not give the impression to the employer that you are a foreigner and therefore may require more legal paper work done?

What do you think?

Thanks.
 
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Is the intent to deceive?
 
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Bear Bibeault wrote:Is the intent to deceive?



NO, I meant just put a short version of your name to avoid having your resume rejected just because they may think that being a foreigner means lots of headache and paperwork. but of course if you were accepted your will provide your real name in the application.
 
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Personally, I'd have no issue with it. But I'm not a stuffy HR person.
 
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Sam Billah wrote:Hello,

When applying for Jobs in the USA, it is ok to put your nickname in your resume just to not give the impression to the employer that you are a foreigner and therefore may require more legal paper work done?

What do you think?

Thanks.



I'm in the UK, not the USA, but I would be careful if I were you, Sam. Even if you do not mean to be dishonest, many employers will react very badly if they think you are not being open with them. If an employer has a problem with "paperwork" for foreigners, they probably don't care what you call yourself anyway. Other employers may be happy to consider foreigners for a particular role, but they might have a much bigger problem with somebody they feel they cannot trust.
 
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I am from Australia, and have been using short name in my resume (mainly because my names is too long and hard to pronounce) for the past 10 years. Never had any issues. I give my full name in the contract and other legal documents.
 
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Sam,
How does one tell from your name that you are not a US Citizen? I have a number of co-workers who use their legal names that are citizens and clearly don't require more paperwork.

If your name is Sam___________, I think it is fine. Basically, I would put the name you use in a resume. If everyone calls you Sam, that is appropriate.
 
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