by Meredith Somers, The Washington Times
Wanted: Hard-working individual with job experience, demonstrated leadership and a minimum of two references — those with faith need not apply.
Most of the country might consider itself religious, but according to two recently released studies, admitting one’s faith on a resume can cut the chances for a callback by more than 25 percent.
Scholars with the “Religious Affiliation and Hiring Discrimination” field experiments, conducted in the South and New England, found that “applicants who expressed a religious identity were 26 percent less likely to receive a response from employers.”
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