Should I / how can I show that I am known by my middle name?
(Detroit, MI, USA)
No thanks to my parents.....I have been known by my middle name all of my life. My "official records" list my full name, but nobody knows me by my first name. Should I list my full name with my middle name in quotes ....does that look a little hokey?
If I abbreviate my first name, employment verification records might not be found. If I do not get this issue understood, some people who I have listed as references might not recognize my name when contacted. Any suggestions?ANSWER:
Hi Todd... This is a unique issue, for sure. On your resume, I would list your full name, but I wouldn't put the middle name in quotes. Then, I think I would explain the name issue in your cover letter, including the fact that references will only recognize you by your middle name. I imagine this won't be the first time this has come up for recruiters.
To your success,