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    Does religion play a role in obtaining a job? Why so?

    (Original post by Hgfighter)
    Does religion play a role in obtaining a job? Why so?
    Hi! I think so and it can play in your favour or not. It also depends on the religion. coming from personal experience, as I'm a scarf wearing muslim. I have to first consider the type of job and then if everything is alright. Then you have to work on how you present yourself. As people already have made assumptions from just how you look. so it's hard having to prove that you arnt a threat and that you're a normal person. Then you've got to work twice as hard proving that you can do the job, because you can't afford to make even the simple mistakes. I once was accused of stealing money at a job I worked at for only two weeks. It turned out to be someone else who had been working there for quite a while. It is exhausting that my every move is always judged to not only present myself but all muslims and the whole religion. Regardless I can and have learnt to deal with it. I tend to look for places with diversity, where I can fit in with the culture and people more easily.
    the lack of religion or anything that presnts it like a physical symbol e.g cross, turban, scarf . You are more likely to get the job and people are open and warm to you to a certain degree. ofcourse this is an advantage, as they're more likely to exuse you for the simple mistakes and inform you on opportunities.
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