Forty six percent of Gen Zers say including political activism on one’s resume should be become more acceptable, according to a recent study by Skynova.
Just 28.9 percent of employers, meanwhile, say the opposite.
The study, which surveyed 512 Gen Z employees and 253 employers in the U.S., presented respondents with a series of questions, including attention-check and disqualification questions.
The section of the study that covers putting personal beliefs on a resume explores specific activism-related topics that Gen Z wants to include on their resumes and how employers receive the concept of adding these topics overall.
The study’s key findings included:
- 47.2% of employers felt that no form of social activism or movements is ever acceptable on resumes
- 49% of employers say it is vital to be aware of social justice movements important to employees, compared to 37.1% of Gen Zers who say the same.
- 55.3% of Gen Zers are much more likely to want to add political activities to their resume, including “volunteering for social justice orientation”
- Employers view being anti-vaccine as the top political view that automatically disqualifies a job applicant.
- The movement participation that Gen Zers are the most likely to include on a resume was “equality,” at 54.3%.
The full study can be found here.