Andrzej Drynda
Andrzej Drynda voted up Cookie Roma's answer

On your employment paperwork you use your legal name.  Then you can tell people at work the name by which you prefer to be addressed. 

Andrzej Drynda
Andrzej Drynda voted up Sincerity Annabell's answer

It's a legal requirement you put your legal name on your paperwork. However, I have seen it done this way:

James Alan ("goes by" Keith) Smith

You have to put the words "goes by" in quotes. You have to write it exactly like I have it with the parenthesis too.

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Andrzej Drynda
Andrzej Drynda voted up Cookie Roma's answer

On your employment paperwork you use your legal name.  Then you can tell people at work the name by which you prefer to be addressed. 

Andrzej Drynda
Andrzej Drynda voted up HappyTwo BeHereTwo's answer

Good for you! I always wrote my legal name on the forms.

First Name:  HappyTwo  Last Name:  BeHereTwo

If a place for your preferred name isn't provided, you can write it parenthetically.

First Name:  HappyTwo (Happy)  Last Name:  BeHereTwo

or just verbally introduce yourself that way. 

Good luck!!!