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It's an increasingly common scenario. You are drafting your IT resume, but aren't sure what to do because your former employer was bought out by another company and has changed its name. Or the company you used to work for is no longer in business. How do you correctly present this on your resume?
With a company name change situation, it is best to list both the new company name as well as its previous name on your IT resume. You can do this by listing the new name, and then in parenthesis after, note formerly XYZ Company. A similar tactic can be used to denote a company that has folded. Taking these small measures will help ensure that any hiring managers that review your resume will be able to verify your work history and will avoid any potential confusion.
And don't forget, if you are using any former colleagues from one of these companies as references, you want to be sure to have their updated contact information so that they can still be contacted.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|