For example let's say my name is Wu Tang (just an example)
And then I tell them my name is Felix Tang
Or let's say name is Hoi Chong
And I say my name is Mariam Chong
Are you allowed to do this? If they question me about it - I will tell them that socially I prefer to go by an English name because I am worried about being made fun of.
Is this allowed?
the reason I want to lie is because I gave them a FAKE resume 6 months ago and the informatin I am providing now contradicts what I gave them 6 months ago.
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Yes, it is allowed and generally accepted in the US (though i'd recmommend staying away from saying you are afraid of being made fun of). As you likely know, Asian people that work with or for western companies often adopt western names or they westernize their own name. However, you will have to give them your real name on an application or something similar and you will need to point this out to your HR contact. If they run background or verification checks they will come up negative and you will not be hired because they cannot check your records. When you do give them your real name it is possible that they may find you in their system for tracking resumes and HR information from your previous submission. I say possible, but not likely at this point Giving fake resumes is never a good idea... ever.0