I'm not looking for a new job right now, in fact I just started a new one a few months ago. But I like to keep my resume up to date at all times, and I am not sure the best way to handle this.
I started with a small business in 2009 right out of college... call that CompanyA. In 2012, CompanyA was purchased by CompanyB. Then we were officially "CompanyA, a wholly owned subsidiary of CompanyB."
In 2014, CompanyB merged with the larger CompanyC, and rebranded as CompanyBC. Around the same time, the company I had started with also rebranded, from CompanyA to CorporationA.
Then, halfway through 2015, I applied for a position in the newly formed CompanyBC and moved across the country for the new position.
The question is this: When I list my job history, how should I note this? How granular should I get? I could just put that I have been at CompanyBC for 6 years, but CompanyBC hasn't even existed that long, since it's a new entity from the merger. I could put that I was at CompanyBC since I moved across the country and before that I was part of CompanyB, but that's not really true either, since I was at CompanyA before we ever started working with CompanyB. I could list each one as a separate entry but then, to someone who doesn't know the story, it looks like I jumped all around and didn't stay places very long.
Is there a universally accepted practice for how to handle a situation like this? I was never taught one during all my resume writing training, so I wasn't sure if there was a standard.
EDIT: Thanks for the link. I am not sure that covers my question though. The OP in the referenced post really never moved jobs or responsibilities - the company just shifted around them. In my case, in addition to all the shifting, I also moved to a new position, in a new office, with added responsibilities (basically moving from an entry level position to a more senior one), away from a company that was a wholly owned subsidiary into the parent company. Does that mean I need to list them as separate entities or can I list it as one big job? I would prefer to establish my seniority and longevity but maybe that's not accurate considering how much my job has changed. Even if I use the suggested method from that thread it will be confusing. In my case, following the recommendation in the link, the company would be listed as:
CompanyBC (Formerly CorporationA (Formerly CompanyA, A wholly owned subsidiary of CompanyBC (Formerly CompanyB))).