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September 3rd, 2014 10:49 AM #1
Article: He dropped one Letter on His Resume....
I know.... I know...... I KNOW.....
the whole “is the name CV ready” is really controversial on here..... I just wanted to share this article. In reality we would like for it not to matter, it really shouldn’t but.....
I’m not making an argument for Joe over Jose I’m just saying that while this article is about racial discrimination in the United States it does underline a point that should be considered while name searching.
....before you leap down my throat.... I said saying considered.... not bowed down to....MAJOR CONSTRUCTION ZONE
newlywed!!! (not trying...yet)
September 3rd, 2014 02:10 PM #3
A rare occurrence that influences many. I get really frustrated with the Americans for having the whole 'full name for your CV' motto. I'm not going to write any more because I fear that the tone will get too harsh and angry but please give your children the name you like, not the one that will 'get them the job'. This proves so many saddening things about society.
September 3rd, 2014 03:04 PM #5Member
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I do consider it when looking at names because I don't want to use a name that would cause hardships. At the same time, you never know who will be doing the hiring in the future and the biases they will have (e.g., ageism, racism, classism). I could think I did a great job, but someone may still have something against the name.
September 3rd, 2014 03:15 PM #7
It's not as rare as you may think. It's a real reality for many Americans. I don't want to attack, but until you've experienced it, don't just dismiss it. If it's not a reality for you then consider yourself lucky. I have personally experienced this and it's disheartening and frustrating. It's an active reality for the name I've chosen for my little girl.My Zoe ... My life
September 4th, 2014 05:25 AM #9
@dindlee That is really sad Maybe in a few years, there will be a great nickname comeback [like in England at the moment] and then people will be more open to different names.