I have been working at place A for 2 years, after that the company A was merged with another company and formed a new company named B. How should I mention them in my CV so that recruiters does not mistake that for a job/workplace change?


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Software Engineer for 4 years at B (known as A before merge in 2018)

  • or "at A (now [known as] B)"
    – Kevin
    Jul 7, 2020 at 13:46
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    @Kevin I don't like your way, because if people google old company names, they end up at dead websites. So I would put the current name first
    – Christian
    Jul 7, 2020 at 13:49
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    I would probably lean towards what it was the majority of time you worked there. If the merger happened six months into your five year stay there, I would definitely do it your way, or even just leave off the old name.
    – Kevin
    Jul 7, 2020 at 13:57
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    Considering a CV is an advertisement, I don't know how many people care if Your previous employer was merged, but I certainly wouldn't. I don't think it adds much. In my case the company's name has changed twice in my three years of employment, so I just use the latest one, without stating the change. Being in the UK, Company's house would show the name changes, if they cared that much.
    – Monstar
    Jul 12, 2020 at 21:14
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    I agree @Monstar. I would default to using just the current name, unless the previous firm which was absorbed in the merger had a better reputation than the merged whole, or was better known locally than the new name, or unless there is some other good reason. But merely being a stickler for the branding history of a firm is not a good reason. If there are multiple job titles to account for which traverse a company merger, it would be best to create a block for e.g. "Firm X (known as Firm Y before 2015)", and then put individual periods and job titles within that block.
    – Steve
    Jul 13, 2020 at 19:48

The advantage of putting things on one line is that it will speed comprehension. Assuming that the first human read will be a fast skim, two/three lines will confuse things. Also, the overall visual layout will lead the reader to assume that the person worked in more places, unless and until they read carefully.

  • Not the exact answer to the question but a useful tip
    – Kayvan
    Jul 22, 2020 at 15:49

To present the things as close to the reality, I would use the following:

  • from (date1) to (date2) : company A
  • from (date2) to (date3) : company B (as a result of company A being bought by / merged to company B)

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