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Will employers care? I intentionally use pseudonyms on the internet when possible (just don't like a paper trail) but my resume and skills are legit!

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This should be allowed, but users should also understand that some companies/recruiters might avoid people who use pseudonyms. (When I say "should," I mean it's my opinion, not that it's necessarily how things actually work. I'm not an SE employee.) – Pops May 24 '12 at 21:08
I didn't think to ask whether it was allowed, simply whether it was personally expedient. – Walrus the Cat May 24 '12 at 21:16
This is relevant to my interests as well. – Bill the Lizard May 24 '12 at 21:25
Haha love your name Bill... whoa, and I just realized that your website has a walrus referenced in the header. Weird. – Walrus the Cat May 24 '12 at 22:10
So your name isn't Walrus? – Dennis May 24 '12 at 22:24
Not sure if you need to worry about paper trail, I've just tried searching for my careers profile on Google, and couldn't find it. Maybe they're not indexed? – Benjol May 25 '12 at 5:41
It's more like, I just don't want myself to be out there non-anonymously whenever its not absolutely necessary. Good to know it's safe from Google, though. – Walrus the Cat May 26 '12 at 2:12

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The way I figure it - if you're going to send them your resume (which, presumably has your real name), it doesn't really matter* if you're using a pseudonym or not.

*: As long as it's tasteful.

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Tasteful, like, say "Walrus the Cat"? haha – Walrus the Cat May 24 '12 at 21:15
I think I might anonymize (sp?) my resume somewhat and just do it. Thanks. – Walrus the Cat May 24 '12 at 21:17
In general, I mean "tasteful" as in "super safe for work". If it could be interpreted to be perverted, sexual, or offensive, then reconsider. But Walrus the Cat seems fine to me. – Makoto May 24 '12 at 21:22

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