• Give a Gift
  • Customer Service
  • Promotions
  • Videos
  • Blogs
  • Win
  • Games

This Man Added "Mr." to His Resume and Scored More Interviews

Posted in:

This Man Added "Mr." to His Resume and Scored More Interviews


Who knew adding a simple pair of letters to your resume could score you more job interviews? That is exactly what happened to Kim O'Grady, a man with a gender-neutral but female-leaning name. In this article on AOL, O'Grady describes how his resume reflected his more-than-adequate qualifications for positions that he was applying to. Yet when Kim failed to hear from any prospective employers, he began applying to positions that he was overqualified for. Confused, he examined his resume, finally citing that "nothing else on my CV identified me as male." Although a little formal, Kim added "Mr." to his resume, he started to receive more and more interview opportunities.

In Kim's closing paragraph, he mentions that there was a woman at his previous company who was very good at her job and rose above the ranks. "She was the example everyone used to show that: It could be done, but most women just didn't want to do it. It's embarrassing to think I once believed that. It's even more incredible to think many people still do."

It is not uncommon for women to not be recognized for their potential in the workplace — women are being paid less (yes, it's still happening) — but to not be able to get the foot in the door for an interview based on gender? It sounds crazy and dated, but it is common. How can women "lean in" if there is no opportunity to walk in? 

What do you think about gender discrimination at the workplace? 

Connect with Marie Claire:
daily giveaway
Go to the Beach

Go to the Beach

enter now
You Know You Want More
Special Offer
Link Your Marie Claire Account to Facebook

Marie Claire already has an account with this email address. Link your account to use Facebook to sign in to Marie Claire. To insure we protect your account, please fill in your password below.

Forgot Password?

Thanks for Joining

Your information has been saved and an account has been created for you giving you full access to everything marieclaire.com and Hearst Digital Media Network have to offer. To change your username and/or password or complete your profile, click here.

Your accounts are now linked

You now have full access to everything Marie Claire and Hearst Digital Media Network have to offer. To change your settings or profile, click here.