As a progressive who works in tech and is now a parent, my resume is filled with positive messages.
I am a lifelong Democrat and am proud to have supported Bernie Sanders’ campaign.
I believe in the importance of economic justice and believe that all Americans should have the opportunity to rise up to solve their own problems.
But, I am aware that my job description includes some potentially problematic words, and I know that some employers will choose to ignore or reject my resume as they see fit.
The reality is, if your resume has a negative message about a certain social or political group, it’s going to be ignored or rejected, and you’ll get an inconsistent job that’s less than ideal.
For example, if you write that your career goals are to “support and inspire young people,” and your resume says “work to help promote greater equality,” that’s not going to go over well with employers.
I’ve found that most employers don’t care that my words might make them uncomfortable, and that they often don’t even care about the context of my job title.
For me, this is the least-bad result.
But for others, the negative message may have an even bigger impact.
For some employers, the only way to be sure you’re not making a racist, sexist, or otherwise offensive statement is to look at your resume.
This means you need to carefully consider how your resume could make someone uncomfortable.
The goal is to have a resume that isn’t too offensive and will make them think twice before hiring you.
It’s important to understand how your words and context might influence employers and what you can do about it.
Here are four steps you can take to ensure your resume doesn’t have the words, “sustainably grow the economy” on its cover.
Look for a cover that doesn’t make you uncomfortable.
One of the biggest challenges I see when looking for a job is that the first thing employers ask is, “What’s on your resume?”
I’ve seen companies hire me for a resume cover that has only one positive thing about the company.
That cover should say “Social Justice Advocate.”
Be selective in your cover choices.
There are a few factors that can influence how a company selects candidates for a particular cover.
For instance, a cover could be an all-purpose cover for an industry or the cover could have a specific theme, such as “Social Media” or “Software Development.”
In other words, if a company wants to put out a cover with a specific positive message, they should go with a cover like that.
If a company is interested in hiring someone who has the “social justice” title, it should put that person in front of other people with positive positions.
Make sure your resume includes a list of specific positions that require your expertise.
Some employers may ask you to write a detailed description of what you do and how you can contribute to their organization.
You should include the names of specific people who have worked with you or who have recommended you.
You also should include a brief description of your role, and any specific work that you’ve done in your career.
If you don’t include the specific information you need, you’re better off choosing a cover where you can clearly say what you are and what your background is, as opposed to a cover filled with meaningless information that could be interpreted as an excuse to hire someone with negative values.
Don’t put too much emphasis on your social justice advocacy.
Many employers look at a resume’s cover to see if it has anything negative about that particular group.
If your resume does have the word “social,” it’s a good idea to write that on it, rather than saying “work for a nonprofit that supports the community.”
If your cover is all-caps, this doesn’t mean your employer is going to take that as a bad thing.
But the words on your cover can convey a lot of information that might be important to your employer.
If the words aren’t very specific, it could lead employers to assume you’re an advocate of some sort.
This can be problematic for some job seekers, because it can give them the impression that you are an activist, even though you are in a different position than a typical candidate.
The solution is to take a holistic look at the context around your resume, so that you can write the kind of resume that would be a better fit for your situation.
For more on this topic, check out our list of 10 best resumes.