Six Things You Might Not Know About Applying for Jobs

Six things that you might not know about applying for a job:

1. Selection bias is real – male names are better than female, common names are better than foreign names.

2. Photos aren’t necessary – and introduce more opportunity for discrimination.

3. Age is not needed either – more opportunity for discrimination.

4. Dates – especially for education – are not needed.

5. Bots scan your resumes – make sure OCR is on/present.

6. Bots scan your resumes – make sure yours has relevant keywords in it (search and highlight within job ads and PDs and check against your resume.