Nickname on Resume

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jimmychalk
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Nickname on Resume

Postby jimmychalk » Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:05 pm

I've got a question regarding whether I should use my real name or nickname on my resume.

I'm a pro photographer/videographer, and while my LSAC account (scores, recs, etc.) is under my real name (James), my undergraduate transcript is under Jimmy. In addition, all my work has been published (and is Google-searchable) under Jimmy.

I could split the difference and use "James 'Jimmy' Chalk" on my resume, but feel like that may come off a bit unprofessional.

Thoughts?

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Re: Nickname on Resume

Postby paratactical » Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:06 pm

If it's really a James/Jimmy kind of nickname, I wouldn't worry about it. If your nickname is not an obvious shortening of your real name, though, I would put it on your resume.

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Re: Nickname on Resume

Postby jimmychalk » Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:14 pm

So to clarify, just use whichever name I use day-to-day?

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R86
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Re: Nickname on Resume

Postby R86 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:22 pm

I think so. Jimmy looks fine.

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Re: Nickname on Resume

Postby cinephile » Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:25 pm

I do full name at the top, but my gmail has my nickname in it, so I end up getting called by the nickname anyway.




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