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Should your name be centered on a resume?
Your name should be at the very top and should stand out. You might make your name larger in font and bolder than the rest of your resume. You can center your contact information on the page, or make it left justified.
What should I put under my name on my resume?
Keep It Concise: A resume headline should be one brief phrase; it should not even be a complete sentence. The goal is to concisely state your value as a candidate. Anything longer than a phrase defeats the purpose of a headline.
Can I use a nickname on my resume?
Nicknames are perfectly acceptable to put on a resume as long as they aren’t too informal. Using “Dan” as the shortened version of “Daniel” is just fine, but shortening “Benjamin” into “Jamster” is not (even if, God forbid, that’s what you like to be called).
Where do you put your name in full name?
What is the proper style for inserting a person’s nickname into his or her written full name? Most stylebooks specify placing the nickname after the forename and enclosing it in quotation marks. Some stylebooks say parentheses may be used instead.
Should I go by my nickname at work?
As a general rule of thumb, any nickname that is just a shorter version of your given name is fine for the workplace, says Amanda Augustine, career expert at TheLadders. Salemi agrees that you can make a nickname work in any occupation so long as “you own it and you’re proud and you’re professional.”
Do you have to put your legal name on a job application?
Again, it depends. A resume is not a legal document, so it is acceptable to use your preferred name. Your legal name should be used for background checks, on social security documents, and on insurance forms. If you have taken steps to legally change your name, then you may use your new legal name for these purposes.