Does Your Name Spell Success?

Revised January, 2011

"What's in a name?" a man named Shakespeare asked long ago. Potential employers may ask this same question of you. After all, your name is the first thing on your resume. Along with your appearance, it's one of the things most people use to form a first impression.

Much effort goes into understanding the power of names -- ask anyone having their first baby. Some believe a name is the single most important influence on the development of our personality and helps create our destiny. Can your name help you succeed? What can you do to increase your chances of success in the name game?