WEBINAR RECORDING: Implicit Bias: Ways WE Create Barriers for Job Search Clients


Your Presenter:

Cheryl Minnick, EdD, NCRW, MRW, CCMC


Job seekers have a challenging time to garner the attention of hiring managers. Career practitioners do their best to help job seekers put their best profile forward, but often we introduce potentially harmful words and ideas into their resumes and other communications. Research indicates we career counselors/coaches create barriers for our clients and students by inserting unconscious bias in their resumes, as well as in our own resumes.

We will review research on name, religion, gender, age, socioeconomic, appearance, parenthood, unemployment, and word choice to understand how bias manifests in résumés to a candidates’ detriment and ways to avoid it.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this webinar, you will be able to

  Understand the concept of implicit bias,

  Identify ways we unknowingly insert bias into resumes,

  Employ tips to circumvent it in your own practice

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