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Putting Your Faith On Your Resume Might Hurt Your Job Chances

In this economy,it’s tempting to go after every advantage you can. You never know what little factoid on your resume might increase your chances of a call-back—or decrease them. Well, a new survey has found that there is at least one pretty big red flag for potential employers: talking about your faith on a resume. That’s according to the “Religious Affiliation and Hiring Discrimination” experts, who conducted a study in New England and the South in which they found employers were 26 percent less likely to call an applicant who “expressed a religious identity” on their resume. “These studies do tend to show there will be factors in resumes that will lead to bias,” said David Lewin, director of Berkeley Research Group’s Labor and Employment practice. “Religion could well be one of them” …

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