Non legal name on resume
I so wish this wasn’t a question but I’m wondering what you think.
I was referred a career coaching client today who has a very “ethnic” name. He said when he got out of grad school he tried for 9 months to get a job and wasn’t getting calls. At the recommendation of a friend in HR, he “Americanized” his name and got a job almost immediately he’s been there 3 years and is now looking to move on. He said he now goes by the nickname at this job and has pretty much adopted it.
His question: Should I leave my nickname on the resume and just let them know when I fill out an application or come in for the interview what my legal name is?
I made an initial recommendation but I would love to know what you all think and would advise in this situation.