I worked in the same position for 8 years, but the company was sold after 4 years, taking on a different name. Even though the position was the same, do I need to indicate that it was with 2 different companies? I've dealt with this situation too. I'd list the company's current name on your resume, because that's the one they will be contacting after a job offer to get references, verify employment, etc. Then, in the cover letter, I'd mention that the company was bought out and changed names during your tenure there. To your success, Kathi.
If you have been trained in a specific area of work, you may have worked several similar job positions, but for different employers. Although the titles for the positions are the same, some of the responsibilities or required skills may differ. Focus on these differences as you create your resume with your past employment positions. Do not simply write that you have worked the same position for several different employers. Employers know that no job responsibilities or tasks are the same despite the title of the position. Present your past employment positions on your resume as you would if they were all different work positions.
When employers conduct background checks and investigations on prospective employees, the reasonable expectation is that the information contained on the candidate's resume is truthful, accurate and verifiable. If you worked for an organization that merged with another company or was part of an acquisition, ensure that your resume clearly states both the former name and current name of that company. Depending on the time that has lapsed, you might have some legwork ahead to confirm that your resume properly states your work history. Before you submit your resume to a potential employer, give it a once-over to determine that all of the information it includes is accurate and current.
When an organization undergoes a merger, acquisition or closing, job seekers are left wondering how to write a resume that convey this information appropriately and effectively. Follow these tips to make your resume shine. If your organization restructured, combine your employers and position history under one employment heading.