I worked for a big "mom and pops" shop for 8 years. I started when I didn't have a work permit at the time, needed work direly. Since then a few years later, I obtained my residency. Instead of talking to my boss, I quit my job and started looking for a new job.
Now I am having trouble finding a new job because I don't know how i can approach putting those 8 years Work Experience on my Resume. Since most employees would rather contact your previous employer, my previous employer had no idea i was employed under a different name?
Should I put it down on my resume and explain verbally when applying? or make some sort of note on my resume? I would like to use this experience i gained and not start off "from scratch" at a new company. Though i may not have much choice.
What can i do?