By Ann Brown
Your resume may be too “hood” for some job recruiters. A Black HR professional went online to warn job candidates that they should be whitening up their resumes by deleting references to their race, and research has proven the strategy pays off.
Saying she was “just trying to keep it real,” Revamped|Career Strategist identified on Twitter as an HR professional and advised job applicants to make themselves seem white on their resume.
“Tips from the HR department.Hood names on resumes. Listen, are we judging you, yes we are. I’m just trying to keep it real. When we see a name that’s hard to pronounce… We are judging you by your name first…If you have a middle name that is maybe less hood, do your initial, your middle name, and last name. It will get you in the door…”
Twitter had lots to say.
“This type of rhetoric is what enables discrimination in the work place and it has got to stop. You have no problem judging the name Click here to read entire article