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Is it advisable to put actual client names on the resume?

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Absolutely not

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Nope. Do not do that. If I saw that while in industry you wouldn't even get an interview.

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Bcg2, generic explanations of work are fine, in line with you said. Obviously can’t say “was responsible for mergers of two major companies in x industry” though as that would likely be telling haha

I have tossed plenty of resumes that have had them. If you aren’t honoring your client confidentiality requirements now, I won’t have confidence that you’d keep them confidential were I to hire you.

This topic comes up semi-regularly and someone always claims it’s OK. It’s not, and you might not know what opportunities you’ve missed out on if that was why your resume was ignored.

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As others have said, its impact is mooted or worsened by the type of work you do. If you’re doing generic audit work not requiring much industry expertise, it may not matter. If you’re doing sensitive things like working places requiring clearances, information security breach response, etc., disclosure of what you’re doing for who could expose to the outside a significant issue at the client.

And, of course, just because you’re not explicitly prohibited from doing something doesn’t mean it’s a good idea to do it, particularly if it is more common than not in the industry to not disclose by default.

Generally prohibited. Read your employment agreement.

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Make sure to include samples of your client work with your application - spreadsheets with client data that you’ve analyzed, for example, would be great to showcase your skills

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No - also signals to your future employer you won't keep sensitive information confidential

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No.

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Yup!

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Noooooooooo

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Nope

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It’s not advisable. However, I want to know why. What are we hiding here?

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Different breed here but I mention for federal since everything all the competes and contractual information is publicly available

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This is a great way to land a job at a fast food restaurant

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Not on the resume. It's one thing to disclose some client names to an interviewer. For example, if interviewing at a bank and a consultant has a lot of experience with engagements at banks, then it's ok to drop a few client names in a one on one interview with just simply stating that 'I have had previous experience doing a, b, c, d of the job requirements and some of these clients include x, y, and z banks.' Employers like knowing that you've worked for the competition and will bring experience of how a competitor does the same job that the said employer is trying to do with the position. It's not acceptable to put the names on a resume where anyone can see the names.

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no but you can put the industry like technology, financial services, etc

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No

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Definite no-no. Instead be more generic like "worked at a 350 bed integrated hospital in the Midwest".

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OP, curious why you thought it would be okay in the first place.

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As a colleague of mine just landed a job at AWS and she had client name in her resume!

For GPS, could you put something like “major defense client” or “large government healthcare client” or is that still too much?

Oh, I think you can prob put the name of the client if it’s GPS. As long as the information is public (I.e. you can find that your company is working for that client if you google it)

Ok, not including on a resume within industry or consulting I get. What about for non-professional applications (ie grad school apps) where experience with that particular (federal and public) client is highly pertinent?

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