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2020 Resume Guide #1: Your Name

July 26, 2019

Next time you open your resume, check out your name. We don’t think much of our names, but how it is perceived could stack the odds against you when it comes to your career.

 

When your application enters the ATS vortex, you hope the person screening those resumes is competent enough to make unbiased decisions. Unfortunately, that's not always the case but thanks to research we can use this information to our advantage.

 

Want to seem more trustworthy? Make sure you have an easy-to-pronounce name.

Want to seem more intelligent and qualified? Add a middle initial.

 

View more details on this and other research at The Muse.

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