Is this change to my resume BS?

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Anonymous Monkey

Hey all, someone I know recently got sacked after his boss found out he was interviewing. According to him, his interviewer somehow met up with his boss and the interviewer let slip that my friend was interviewing.

Now I am a little paranoid.

Was wondering how I can obscure my identity when carrying out my search. Here are some that I have thought of. Please tell me if this would fly with HR.

  1. Shorten the name of the company. For example, instead of Berkley Fusion Associates, I would call it BFA Limited?
  2. Give myself a different name. Pretty much like how Michael Sorrentino is also known as The Situation. If quizzed as to why the name is different, I would just say that is the name my friends know me by.

Any other ideas to suggest?

Thanks.

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Comments (6)

Mar 15, 2019

OP here, created a throwaway account to protect my identity. Appreciate your responses.

Mar 15, 2019

There is such a small likelihood of this happening and I think you're overreacting.

If you shorten the name of the firm and/or disguise your name; two things will happen. i) you'll not get past first rounds because of the obscure brand name, or ii) you'll awkwardly have to explain why you thought this was a good idea to an employee at the firm = automatic ding.

Mar 15, 2019
AspiringDegenerate:

There is such a small likelihood of this happening and I think you're overreacting.

If you shorten the name of the firm and/or disguise your name; two things will happen. i) you'll not get past first rounds because of the obscure brand name, or ii) you'll awkwardly have to explain why you thought this was a good idea to an employee at the firm = automatic ding.

Thanks. Guess I am indeed paranoid. Just met up with him which could be why I was shaken by that incident.

Mar 15, 2019

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Mar 15, 2019
Sunshine Funshine:

Unless your friend has an "at-will" employment agreement, he might be able to get a wrongful termination lawsuit in motion.

Would let him know about it. Thanks!

Mar 16, 2019