(Closed) Changing your name while applying to jobs

posted 7 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I was applying for jobs around my name change too (still am).  I am looking for both an internal transfer within my current company as well as exterally.

I haven’t changed my name with my company (they have a horrible system for name changes that results in lost emails and lots of confusion).  So internally, I’m applying with my maiden name and my maiden name is on my resume.  If I get an internal transfer position, I will change to my married name with the company at that time.

For external positions, I have a second version of my resume that has my married name (which is now my legal name).  I also indicate my maiden name on this resume (formerly known as First Maiden) since if they contact anyone I’ve previously worked with, my maiden name is what I will have been known by.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Same boat.  I chanced my name on my resume, and sign my emails, letters, etc. with Smores Maiden Married just to try to help with any confusion.  Half the time, I’m not sure how I’m supposed to sign things since my name is not officially changed yet either. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I changed the name on my resume a month before I got married. I knew that anyone that called me, it would be at least 2 weeks before things became finalized, which by that point would be done on my end.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I always recommend to employees that they leave everything else alone until they have received their new social security cards and driver’s licenses.  That way, I’m always using their legal name.

If you do apply to a job right now with your maiden name, and you complete your name change paperwork during the recruitment process, you can just let HR know during your contract negotiation or pre-employment process.  At that point, it’s not much of a hassle to change everything over to your new legal name. 

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@HotPinkFire:  That’s why I put First Married (formerly First Maiden) on my resume.  So things in my madien name (work experience, transcripts, etc) could be easily matched up.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@HotPinkFire:  At my company, we have a space on both applications and reference questionnaires for former names and aliases.  If you are not filling out a formal application, or if the application does not have a space for previous names, you can put something on your resume like what @Mrs.KMM: has.  Otherwise, most (all?) companies should ask you before performing reference checks, and I would let them know at that time.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I put my maiden name and when I went to interview I informed them I was still in the process of changing my name.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My name is changed on mostly everything now and I’ve been applying for jobs with my married name.

The other day I was making a follow up call and after I left a message realized I referred to myself with my maiden name. Big oops!

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