I am a candidate reference number. What am I talking about? I was looking at a job, because my passion is to write. I would love to be apart of the entertainment field writing or pitching creative ideas for movies, films, television. Anyway, when you apply for a job at this certain company you become a candidate reference number. I've been looking at this company's website for several months feeling like I've tried to convey the best parts of me in my resume and cover letter, however that doesn't seem to be good enough. So, I've become a candidate reference number. Should that make me feel less of a person? My grandmother used to tell me that she could leave one job and walk next door and get another job. Maybe when they'd see her face-to-face she looked like the type of person they'd want to hire. And they were right, because my family is full of strong black women who work hard. We've been taught that from generation to generation that to be successful you have to work for what you want. I feel at a disadvantage when in this modern world we apply through a computer or even more efficient through my iPhone 6. The employer doesn't get a chance to measure me based off of the person I may be standing in front of them. I am represented based off the best way I can convey myself on paper. Being a writer I don't feel very confident right now in my writing abilities. I even published a book!! I am now a candidate reference number. So, again looking today at this company's website, applying for another position, hoping and praying it will fit whatever criteria they are looking for....I see a position for a Director/Executive Director, CSR & Diversity.....ah, the light goes on. Maybe that's why I haven't heard anything....Surly, the name Keisha doesn't scream Caucasian!?!?! Then it all makes sense. I was upset after my mind kept floating this information around like my résumé floating through Internet space. Could this really be the case??? It is my perception that because I'm black maybe I'm over looked? Then I thought if they don't hire a minority for that position what's the point. Is that wrong? I can only see the world through my eyes.....do other people believe the same thing or feel the same way???....If you want more diversity hire a minority for the Director/Executive Director, CSR & Diversity? If you can't start there do you really want to be more diverse? At least I know now that I may be wasting my time and need to look for a company that doesn't seem to have issues with diversity. But then again this is only how I see it!
My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory. For if a man wearing a gold ring and fine clothing comes into your assembly, and a poor man in shabby clothing also comes in, and if you pay attention to the one who wears the fine clothing and say, “You sit here in a good place,” while you say to the poor man, “You stand over there,” or, “Sit down at my feet,” have you not then made distinctions among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts? Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to those who love him? ...