Job Search Discrimination seems to be something a lot of job hunters are dealing with in this economy.
We honor Martin Luther King today for his advances in civil rights and we have come a long since then, but now there seems to be in the job market many new forms of bias and prejudice that come from the same narrow mindness and unfairness such as age, industry, experience, not to mention still all too many of the traditional forms of discrimination against race and gender.
Discrimination in hiring is always going to exist, it is a sad reality of the job market.
There are things we can do to combat this.
1. Raise Awareness that job search discrimination is wrong and illegal.
2. Brand yourself in a way that overcomes these stereotypes
3. Have enough opportunities in your pipeline so that the numbers work out in your favor to overcome discrimination.
Are there other solutions that have worked for you?
Tell us about what you are facing or seeing in the job market by commenting below: