Dusting Off the CHILD’S NAME

26 10 2012

I’ve been a part of this NATION’S ‘job market’ since the age of FIFTEEN, completely taxable since TWENTY. And, YES(!), there ARE “GAPS” where the “GRAY-PORT” Market provided essentials for the “day-to-day”. But, after high school, in 1972, since the year 1975 I’ve held an “income” productive task, clear up until 2009. That’s when the incidental insanities of ’emotional’ and chemical had to be eradicated.AND, I DID SO. The year of 2004 saw my spending a year at the SALVATION ARMY Adult Rehabilitation Center located in Columbus, Ohio. ONE of the changes I made was to PROUDLY adopt the never uttered “CHRISTENED” verbal identifier of what was the FIRST written on my Birth certificate… D’Ellis.( there IS no correction in ANY dictionary!)
Now, since THAT moment,the considerations of obtaining a RETURN-OF-PHONE-CALL, let lone the RECOGNITION that SOMEONE had gotten my RESUME’, has been leaner than a BULIMIC switching to being a “BREATHAIRIAN”,(http://breatharian.info/).

SO, I did what any other alms considering blogger would do… I ASKED the electronic ether of “GOOGLE-DAMIA” and found the REASON why as my “mommy’s” little “RICKY”, (OH, did I tell you that I was born during when “I LOVE LUCY” would be showing? I’m told that it was Wednesdays at 9, Oh-something. My first YAWP was at 9:18p.m..), could “always” find something to mke an end get closer.

As I careened through the articles the fact hit me of I HAD NO problem obtaining even the chintziest job with the child’s moniker of Rick, ( It’s weird that when most kids P.O. their parents they get called by their ENTIRE canonical I.D.s. Me, i guess the divorce really WAS FINAL, MOM would ONLY blare RICKY(!!!!!!!!!!!!!) at a short “mini-gun” burst with her timbre raising like the barrel of an A-1-A Colt Service Automatic Side-Arm.( I got laughed “at” for other reasons.) There IS NO Government agency that HAS SPELLED my FIRST name CORRECTLY.NOT in, going on 60 years.

And, then I find that “JUST” because my name SOUNDS FOREIGN that the LINEN / EURO-HERITAGED HR departments have to “EVELYN WOOD” their way through ALL the BUSHED, and BELEAGUERED job seekers that don’t have INNOVATIVE parents.The following is the SYNOPSIS of what was found…

Truth Be Told…


How an ethnic-sounding name may affect the job hunt Add to …
The Globe and Mail
Published Thursday, Nov. 17 2011, 7:15 PM EST

Even if the résumé clearly addresses such concerns of hiring managers, “sometimes they can’t shake that first reaction,” he said. “And that can be the difference in deciding not to contact that very qualified person for an interview.”
It’s an underlying reason for a common complaint from immigrants to Canada that they never hear back from prospective employers, even when they are applying for jobs that precisely match their expertise. In fact, the results suggest that a foreign-sounding name alone can put even Canadian-raised and educated job applicants out of the running for a job, Dr. Oreopoulos said.
The study (titled “Why do some employers prefer to interview Matthew, but not Samir?”) found that English-speaking employers in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver – who should have an awareness of the diversity of talent in the work force, given their city’s multicultural populations – are about 40 per cent more likely to choose to interview a job applicant with an English-sounding name than someone with an ethnic name, even if both candidates have identical education, skills and work histories.
The researchers sent out more than 7,000 hypothetical résumés to hiring managers at companies in the three cities that had advertised jobs requiring that applicants have a bachelor’s degree and fluency in English. The positions covered a number of professional fields.
For 25 per cent of the résumés, the fictitious applicants were given English-sounding names such as Carrie Martin and Greg Johnson, with relevant Canadian undergraduate degrees and Canadian experience at three previous jobs.
The researchers found that those applications were 35 per cent to 40 per cent more likely to be contacted by employers than the second 25 per cent of the résumés which were identical, except that the supposed applicants had Chinese-, Indian- or Greek-sounding names.”…



P/ February 11, 2009, 8:28p.m.
‘Black’ Names A Resume Burden?
…”Two recent papers from the Cambridge-based National Bureau of Economic Research draw somewhat different conclusions about whether a black name is a burden. One, an analysis of the 16 million births in California between 1960 and 2000, claims it has no significant effect on how someone’s life turns out.

The other, however, suggests a black-sounding name remains an impediment to getting a job. After responding to 1,300 classified ads with dummy resumes, the authors found black-sounding names were 50 percent less likely to get a callback than white-sounding names with comparable…”
…”White names got about one callback per 10 resumes; black names got one per 15. Carries and Kristens had call-back rates of more than 13 percent, but Aisha, Keisha and Tamika got 2.2 percent, 3.8 percent and 5.4 percent, respectively. And having a higher quality resume, featuring more skills and experience, made a white-sounding name 30 percent more likely to elicit a callback, but only 9 percent more likely for black-sounding names.
Even employers who specified “equal opportunity employer” showed bias, leading Mullainathan to suggest companies serious about diversity must take steps to confront even unconscious biases – for instance, by not looking at names when first evaluating a resume.”…


Christine Tam, ctvbc.ca

Published Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011 12:17PM PDT
According to a new Canada-wide study from Simon Fraser University, applicants with ethnic-sounding names are less likely to get a call back from potential employers.

Employers discriminate against ethnic names: study

“Researchers sent thousands of resumes to online job postings in Canadian cities for the study, which was conducted by the Metropolis British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Diversity.

The results showed that employers favoured resumes from applicants with English-sounding names over ethnic and international-sounding names. Researchers said the discrimination greatly affects an immigrant’s ability to succeed in the labour market.

“We found that there is significant discrimination by name, ethnicity and city of experience,” says Krishna Pendakur, co-director of Metropolis. “Employers in cities like Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver significantly discriminate against applicants with common Indian and Chinese names, relative to English names.”



Ethnic names and interviews/hiring in law jobs
Started by almostnot, Nov 18 2011 01:16 AM

Posted 18 November 2011 – 01:16 AM
I’m wondering if anyone has come across a study similar to the one conducted by this UofT researcher:

You may have a string of prestigious degrees and years of experience in Canada, but potential employers may never get that far into your résumé if your name sounds foreign, a new study has found.

An underlying reason appears to be subconscious discrimination, the researchers suggest.

On that NOTE,(That WOULD be a BASS,(BASE), F for THE MELTING POT.), I DO believe that I’ll just HAVE TO make these ‘potential’ employers realize that THIRTY-SOME-ODD-YEARS in ONE INDUSTRY WASN’T accomplished in French Guiana! I mean, look at what the “white wevwend” Jim Jones did to all the American “NEGROES” HE hired to start HIS church down there.




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