How to Mitigate Discrimination During Your Job Search

Companies do an excellent job of advertising that they value diversity and inclusion by stating that they comply with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) standards. Some do comply with the EEOC, but many do not. Many companies advertise this compliance in job postings to avoid lawsuits. That’s it! As many of you have experienced, companies find ways to discriminate, most if not all of which is masked and difficult to prove. Some employers are biased against people based on race, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, and other protected classifications. Job seekers often discover that they are excluded from job opportunities they are qualified for due to biases beyond their control. Discrimination is prevalent during the recruiting process.

There are many steps job seekers can take to reduce the risks of discrimination. It is recommended that job seekers remove information that can be used to discriminate against them. Older job seekers should also remove information that dates them so that recruiters cannot use that information to exclude them. You control your destiny, so you must do everything within your power to circumvent discrimination.

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