I'm looking for some opinions on what is considered acceptable when looking to bolster your CV with the names of big, or interesting, companies you've worked with. In particular, in my situation as a consultant:
I'm a self employed IT consultant who is currently contracted to Consultancy Company A. Company A are an IT consultancy who are also something of a "body shop" supplying people to other IT companies, such as Management Company B, IT Service Company C and Infrastructure Company D.
On some projects, I'll be working with IT Service Company C who sells solutions to Client A and Client B.
My question is - who can I mention on my CV and how. For example, is it acceptable to put:
Consultant - Company A In this consultancy role, I worked closely with companies such as IT Service Company C, Client A, Client B and Management Company B.
Or do I need to be more tactful than that? More specific that I worked with Client A through Company C, or is it wrong to mention Client A at all?
For the purposes of this, I'm assuming that people who are close to the situation will read my LinkedIn page and so "impression" is quite important and I don't want to be seen to be extending on the truth. On the other hand, I really am working with "Client A" and often without any supervision from "Company C". This includes being on site and meeting the client.