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Your personal employment history can get complicated when employers change hands, names or locations. Get answers to your questions here about how to show the employer on your employment work history.

What questions do you have about listing employers on your personal employment history?

Today's business climate in many industries is just a bit weird... and dynamic... with changes almost every week it seems. Companies are merging, changing their names, going out of business, moving out of the country...

You know it won't look good on your resume if you list an employer that, for all intents and purposes, no longer exists... or at least, won't be easy to contact to confirm your employment record. So what's a job seeker to do?

I started seeing these questions come up more and more in the past couple of years, so I thought it would be a good idea to create an Ask the Expert page on how to write your personal employment history on your resume in relation to changes or issues with the employers you've had.

So if you have questions along those lines, then you've come to the right place!

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Other Questions About Listing Employers on a Resume

Click below to see employer questions from other visitors to this page. If you click on the category, you can see the individual questions that have been asked.

How should I mention a supervisor who has died? 
Besides the company changed its name, location and internal structure after a takeover, there is a person who knows me in that company but was not my supervisor. …

What do I do if my employer cannot verify employment? 
I have recently been hired for a job, but the company that does the background check cannot verify that I worked for one company. What do I do? ANSWER: …

How do a list an employer who has been bought numerous times? 
I've worked for the same 'company' for twelve years but it has been bought 4 times. ANSWER: I would list the current company name in your resume and …

How would you list one company but multiple sites? 
For example I have held the same position for a company but at multiple sites (i.e. Orlando, FL in Fall 2009, Tampa, FL in Spring 2010, and Miami, FL in …

What do you put on your resume when you move companies but they are in the same building and have the same job description? 
I moved in the same company 3 times so I don't know how to include 2 of them because they are the exact same job description just with different companies. …

How do I list job location for an internet job? 
When listing an internet job on a resume, do I list the city where the company is based or the current city in which I live? I'm helping my fiance update …

How do I list the same job if it moved to another city and a sister company? 
I've been working for the same airline for three years. The department I worked with was in New York under ABC Airlines, then was transferred to the headquarters …

How do I reflect time periods where my primary employer subcontracted me out to a secondary employer? 
I've worked as an Implosive Demolition contractor for the past 32 years, but during a good portion of that time, I was subcontracted out to other companies …

Should I abbreviate the word County in the name of a company name? 
I am in the middle of rewriting my resume. One of the company names is so long, it is causing the city to be moved to the next line. I was wondering if …

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