Do I list a consulting agency on my resume?
May 3, 2012 5:50 AM   Subscribe

I currently work at [big media company] right now but through a consulting agency. I am applying for an actual staff job through [big media company]. How do I list my current job on my resume?

I'm applying for a couple of positions right now at [big media company] one of which is in my department, two of which are not. None of them is in the current group/team that I am working for. Do I list myself as [my job], [big media company] on my resume or something along the lines of [my job], [the consulting agency I work for] at [big media company]?

Bonus question: I have no idea what the salary range is for the jobs I am applying for. They are unrelated to my group but the skillset I have developed in the past year makes me fit them well. Beyond a couple of web searches which I am taking with a grain of salt, how do I figure out how much to ask for (I know, I know, cart before horse, need to get interview first, but I am trying to plan this all out).
posted by Hactar to Work & Money (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Big Media Company
New Media Consultant (or whatever specific kind of consultant you are)
January 2011 to Present
posted by inturnaround at 5:53 AM on May 3, 2012

If your paycheck comes directly from Big Media, list it as [Your Job], [Big Media Company]. If it comes from the consulting agency, list it as [Your Job] at [Big Media], [Consulting Agency].

Do you know any of the people who work in the department you want? If so, you could just ask them for a figure.
posted by ThisKindNepenthe at 6:45 AM on May 3, 2012

How about:

[Consulting Agency]
[Big Media] [Your Job]

So, with specific made-up examples:

MetaFilter Consulting
Disney New Media Consultant
January 2011 to Present
posted by Rock Steady at 7:32 AM on May 3, 2012

I've previously listed this as

May '10 to May '12, 'actual employer' under contract to 'big Media'

it seems to be understood pretty well.
posted by pupdog at 8:02 AM on May 3, 2012

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