Resume help : how to express my (slightly) complicated work experiences
March 29, 2011 1:18 PM Subscribe
In need of resume help. Abridged version : I worked for Company A, and then Company A split into two companies, Company B and Company C. Company A no longer exists. How do I list this on my resume?
posted by Sloop John B to Work & Money (9 answers total)
Non-abridged version :
After college, I got a job at Foobar.com as a Web Weveloper. After a couple of years, I was promoted to Lead Developer. Later, the people who ran Foobar.com decided to launch a second website, Quux.com, and create a "parent" company called Xyzzy Media to run Foobar.com and Quux.com. I worked on both websites. A few years after I left the company, Xyzzy Media split into two separate companies, making Foobar.com and Quux.com legally "independent." Xyzzy Media no longer exists.
So, to recap :
1) I held two different positions at Foobar.com : Web Developer and Lead Developer.
2) I held one position at Xyzzy Media : Lead Developer
3) I worked on both Foobar.com and Quux.com
4) Foobar.com and Quux.com are somewhat prominent, so I would prefer to list Foobar.com and Quux.com as my former employers, as opposed to Xyzzy Media which nobody ever heard of and doesn't even exist anymore
How in the world do I list my work experiences on a resume?
Assume that I want to use the traditional resume format, where I list my work experiences sequentially.