Resume Tips: Correct Name Usage


It may seem like a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised how many resumes we see that violate this simple rule.

In fact, over 50% of job applicants miss at least one of these simple items.

Here’s a list of things to remember when it comes to including your name on your resume:

Correct Name Usage

  • Include both your first and last names. Remember, many employers will search for your name online.
  • Middle names and initials are unnecessary. Avoid them unless people normally use them when they address you.
  • Generational titles like Jr., Sr., and III are appropriate.
  • Avoid unrelated academic and professional suffixes.
  • Don’t use heavy stylization or graphical elements with your name unless you are a graphic designer.
  • Place your name in a prominent place at the top of your resume

Here’s a link to the resume header templates that are shown in the video: RESUME TEMPLATE – CORRECT NAME USAGE

What are your thoughts on name usage on your resume? Agree with me? Think I’m wrong? Comment below.

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