5 Things You Need To Know When Creating a Resume

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Written by Nathan Hall |


Did you know that job recruiters spend only about 5-10 seconds examining a resume? One of the most important things that you can do during the job recruitment process is to make sure to have a strong resume that reflects your experiences as well as highlights what the recruiters are looking for. However, for many racialized professionals there are other layers that impact job recruitment. A Harvard study writes that “[e]mployers claiming to be pro-diversity discriminated against resumes with racial references just as much as employers who didn’t mention diversity at all in their job ads”.

Many racialized professionals face the challenge of ‘whitening’ their resume’s so that there isn’t a clear reference of their race represented, in hopes of getting a fair chance in the application process. While more companies are attempting to become inclusive, the undertone of racial discrimination still persists. The article further states that, “you are at an even greater risk for discrimination when applying with a pro-diversity employer because you’re being more transparent,”.

This Culture Chat is a helpful resource for racialized professionals to get tips on how to stand out in the recruitment process from a culturally relevant perspective.

What You'll Learn

  • How to set career goals
  • How to write a cover letter
  • How to write a new resume or build on your existing one(s)
  • How to prepare for interviews
  • How to negotiate salary expectations

Speaker Bio

Elizabeth is a Professional Proposal Manager/Writer and Resume/Grid Profiler who goes above and beyond basic administrative tasks and thrives on multiple projects on the go. Elizabeth leverages her experience to assist her clients in pursuing bid opportunities that lead to contracts; thus, generating revenue and funding for employees/contractors. She has written a plethora of proposals in various industries, sectors, and clients such as the Canadian Federal Government, NATO, and UN departments accumulating to over $10M +.


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