How do I show contract work on my resume?
February 24, 2014 9:23 PM Subscribe
I need to quickly update my resume, and I'm not sure how to list some of my recent work history (along with the next phase once it starts). Who was I working for? How do I list that? Details inside.
posted by pmurray63 to Work & Money (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm trying to honestly and accurately list my work experience, but today's employment techniques confuse me. Let describe what happened as succinctly as I can.
Several years ago I worked at an agency whose client was Company C. The agency closed, and my clients still wanted my services without interruption.
Phase 1: Their short-term solution, which lasted for seven months, was for me to submit invoices to their vendor Company E, who would turn around and bill Company C. I received a 1099 from Company E. All of work was done at Company C, on their equipment, under their direction, etc.
Phase 2: Eventually Company C hired me using an annual contract. I received a W-2, and they paid the employer contribution to my taxes. So obviously this time was spent working for Company C.
Phase 3: Company C is now changing the arrangement for me and many other people in the same position. I will be going through a Company T, a contract house that provides them with many workers. I will be getting a W-2 and benefits (yay) from Company T - but I will continue doing the same work in the same location and using the same equipment at Company C.
Question 1: Who did I work for during Phase 1? Company C? Company E? Was I self-employed? How do I list this? (This is the more urgent question at the moment.)
Question 2: Who will I work for during Phase 3? Company C? Or Company T?
On one hand, it seems like all three phases are working for Company C. But if a potential future employer contacted Company C, their records would not agree.
What is the correct way to depict all of this on my resume?