Mentioning religion on a resume may hurt your job prospects

Your resume is not the place to let your light shine when it comes to religion, unless you happen to be Jewish, according to a new study. From the Washington Post:

Turns out, according to a new study, that when you’re Jewish and searching for a job, you’re not just one of the chosen people, you’re one of the more chosen people, at least in the modern American South. The study of religious discrimination in hiring recently published in the journal Social Currents found job applicants whose résumés betrayed a religious affiliation were 26 percent less likely to be contacted by an employer — except for Jewish applicants.

The study replicates an earlier study of employers in New England. The study found employers are most likely to discriminate against applicants who indicated they were Muslim.

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