I'm a first-generation American, but my parents are from The Old Country and as such gave me a pretty traditional name for their culture.
The problem is: in my field of choice, it's common for those of my cultural background to require visa sponsorship in order to work in the U.S. However, I am an American through and through (raised in the heartland, tidy American accent, US passport, etc.) and don't need H1-B sponsorship at all.
A friend of mine, in reviewing my resume, pointed out that even though I'm a US citizen, my name might lead others to believe I do need that sponsorship. How (and where) on my resume should I indicate my American citizenship? Is this, as my friend pointed out, necessary or am I overthinking this?
I'm curious what professional recruiters and hiring managers would think upon seeing a resume with a name like Hwang Lo or Lakshmi Chandiramani at the top without citizenship indicators on it -- would those candidates be screened out, especially at a smaller company? I'm worried that, despite the strength of my resume, I'm getting passed over because of what amounts to a miscommunication of my citizenship status.