Basically as the title says. And should I put the contracting agency on my resume or just their client (the employer I'll be working with)?

Also, how will this affect my background checks? Will background checks return the contractor who in turn will return the client or just the contractor?

  • I am also asking about how it affects background checks. @DavidK
    – Pants
    Commented May 5, 2017 at 14:21
  • see also What to write on a background check
    – David K
    Commented May 5, 2017 at 14:23
  • thanks @DavidK should've assumed there would be those two separate questions somewhere
    – Pants
    Commented May 5, 2017 at 14:30
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    You should put whom ever pays you, and whom ever, signs your tax forms. In other word your employer
    – Donald
    Commented May 9, 2017 at 2:16

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I think you should put the contracting agency on your resume because you don't know what kind of contract was signed between the companies , and the client might not want other people to know about it.


You do it this way.....

Client Name(Contract) ... [start date] to [end date]

Remember, you the work you are doing is for the client, not the agency.

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