(Closed) Job Resume – Maiden or soon-to-be Married name?

posted 8 years ago in Names
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Um, I would do maiden and then, if you get the job, tell them you got married during the interview process, so your last name changed.

Good luck! I hope you get it!

Post # 5
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2538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I would just casually mention it to whomever interviews you just in case they run any checks on you because that’s the only problem I see with using the maiden name.

Post # 6
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319 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I agree, use your current name incase it takes you a long time to change your name after the wedding etc. Once hired you can just go by the name currently on your id’s. Best of luck!

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I would use your maiden name. You don’t know how long it make take to make the name change (some places can be slow!). It’s not a big deal to change your name with the company if you get the job 🙂

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’d do a hypenated name. That way they can find you under either. Most background checks ask for maiden name so I’d err on using your married name so they never know you as your maiden name.

Just a note:

I’d avoid mentioning that you just got married at any point in the interview. Some places may think that if you just got married you’ll be starting a family soon (even if that’s NOT true).

They may think that you’ll only be there for a year or so and use it against you if it comes down to you and another candidate. It’s none of their business and they can’t ask you about it so don’t give them any info that might hurt your chances.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I have been dealing with this too – I was job hunting right up until the wedding and immediately thereafter, so to keep things consistent and simple, I am just using my maiden name. I don’t plan on changing my name legally until after I have a job, just to make it easy.

Post # 11
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1585 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would use your maiden name until your name is legally changed.  As someone who hires people I would probably think that it is strange that their name was one thing on their resume and something different when I ran their background check.  I would consider it a minor fibb.

Once everything is legally changed then you will have no problem using your married name.

Post # 12
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576 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Use your madian name. I assume your references will know you first by that name. And I agree just hold off on the name changes until after you get a job. If you use your married name, one of your references will probably go “oh right she got married… blah blah”

Remember, an employer has NO right to ask for you martial status (because they could discriminate against it – married women more likely to go on maternity leave, etc). So don’t volunteer that information. (i’m an HR major) Honestly, I probably wear my rings an interview while i’m still younger.

Post # 13
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16217 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Leave maiden on for now. Even though you’ll be legally changing your name, you can wait a bit longer to transition professionally.

Post # 14
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4480 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

Use your maiden name throughout the interview process with this organization. You can give them your married name, if that’s already official, once you are hired (or later, if it takes longer to get your new documents).

Post # 16
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576 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Good luck!!

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