- 4 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
I have been looking for a new job for about 2 months now, and I legally changed my name about 1 month ago (married for 5 months).
So even though my name is legally changed on most everything (license, banking cards, health insurance), I still have my maiden name on my resume because that’s the name that would be on any records at any prior employer.
The other thing I worry about is a photo ID: when you change your name in PA, you just get a card that you have to carry around with your actual license that has your picture. So the only photo ID I have is my passport, which still has my maiden name (haven’t gotten downtown to change that yet).
So ….. should I put BOTH names on my resume? Leave it my maiden name? Change it to my married name? And if I change it to my married name, am I supposed to tell the potentional employer about the name change (because I’m sure they will do background checks and call my former employers to verify that I worked there).
Thanks for any advice!