Being a working single parent is tough.
Trying to find a job as a single parent is tougher—especially if you’re an unemployed single parent.
Been there. Done that. Got the t-shirt, wrinkles, and stress-inducing memories to boot.
Even if you’re working already, hunting for a new role and going through the interview process is nerve-wracking.
As a writer, interviewers could look up my work and know I was a single parent. If the
company doesn’t know that you’re a parent and in particular, a single parent, I would
recommend to not share that information unless someone asks you if you have children.
Legally, they shouldn’t at all—and you don’t have to answer. It’s up to you.
While I’d like to tell all of you that your single parent status won’t come up during
interviews thanks to proper HR protocol, that’s not the case. I’ve had many interviews
where hiring managers, potential coworkers and other staff have asked me either
pointed questions or direct questions. In some cases, I had great responses prepared
because I had been “down that road” before but in other cases, I either balked or got
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