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I've written on my resume that I'm a US Citizen (literally the first thing on the next line after my name) but literally every HR person I've spoken to recently immediately asks if I need visa sponsorship. Is it just something that ATS doesn't screen for usually? I'd hope a human is actually reading my resume. I don't want to be that person that says "yes, it's on my resume" lol

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When I screen campus hires I have to ask that regardless of name or appearance.

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Yep, actually profiling not to ask. Get some interesting/ convoluted answers though to a simple yes/no question.

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I’m a white dude with a very American sounding name, been asked that question on every formal job app I’ve get applied to.

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Maybe if you write "visa sponsorship not needed" on the resume and see if ATS will pick up 😉

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Do you have a foreign sounding name? My initial reaction is that this sounds like racial profiling/stereotyping, because I’ve only ever been asked this for positions that required security clearance.

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Literally every recruiter asks this... put down your pitch fork BCG. You probably just promptly say yes and it doesn’t phase you.

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Isn’t there a checkbox on the job app that asks if you need visa sponsorship or not

It's because the hiring screening team is outsourced offshore and they work on a standard template

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