Resume Writing Academy Open Call: Bias in Resumes
Academic research has shown recruiters read resumes in a systematic pattern, taking 6.25 seconds to make a yes/no decision; yet, 75% of the time, resumes don't make it through an ATS to the recruiter's desk at all! Add implicit recruiter bias to the vetting process, and it’s shocking any resume advances to candidate status. This session will review implicit name, gender, age and motherhood bias and how bias manifests in resume review. We will also learn ways minorities are beating bias by "whitening" their resumes, and what WE can do to diminish implicit bias in resume review.
Listen in as Dr. Cheryl Minnick leads this lively discussion! Cheryl has 3-decades' higher education experience on 4 college campuses. Holding a masters and doctorate in counseling (careers) and 5 industry credentials, her research is published in academic journals, resume samples in nearly a dozen industry books, and keen counsel shared on AOLJobs, Voice America Radio, CareerSparx and Resume Writer's Digest. When not on campus advising students, she is helping advance careers of mid-level and C-suite executives via her boutique career consulting business, the Paper Trail.