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Do you guys put your middle initial on your resume? I have and seem to be getting dinged a lot. Maybe I should remove it?

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  • Kenny_Powers_CFA's picture

    Depends on whether your middle initial is prestigious (X, J, D) or non-target (C, M, L).

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  • alexpasch's picture

    LOL I'm so going to give my kid Xavier for a middle name so his middle initial can be X. That would look bad ass on a resume, LOL.

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  • Beef's picture

    SB for Kenny Powers, that cracked me up.

    Also I am lol'ing at this whole thread.

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  • In reply to alexpasch
    Kenny_Powers_CFA's picture

    alexpasch wrote:
    LOL I'm so going to give my kid Xavier for a middle name so his middle initial can be X. That would look bad ass on a resume, LOL.

    Xavier is good (as are most obscure saints/biblical figures-Scholastica, Ezekial, Hezekiah, etc); also look into Greeks-Xeno, Xenon, Xenophone, or Persian (Xerxes).

    Names of obscure periodic elements (Scandium, Palladium) and famous European dynasties are also recommended- Paul Tudor Jones, for example.

    There have been many great comebacks throughout history. Jesus was dead but then came back as an all-powerful God-Zombie.

  • In reply to thisguy22
    Kenny_Powers_CFA's picture

    monkay wrote:
    Wow CML are all of my initials and I go to a non target, how accurate... Charles is a sweet middle name though

    There are exceptions-"Charles" makes up for its weak initial with overall strength. Consider spelling out the name instead of using the initial, and also jazzing it up a little-Charlemagne or Charlesford are good options.

    There have been many great comebacks throughout history. Jesus was dead but then came back as an all-powerful God-Zombie.

  • Kenny_Powers_CFA's picture

    There have been many great comebacks throughout history. Jesus was dead but then came back as an all-powerful God-Zombie.