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Should You Mention Your Kids In The Interview?

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Being a new or soon-to-be parent comes with enough stress as is, so those who are juggling a job search on top of it all wouldn’t want anything to go awry in the interview process.

But unfortunately for women, being a parent comes with a high cost while on the job hunt. It’s called the “motherhood wage penalty.” Women with children are, as The New York Times put it, “less likely to be hired for jobs, to be perceived as competent at work or to be paid as much as their male colleagues with the same qualifications.”

It’s true. Stanford University researchers sent otherwise-identical men’s and women’s resumes to hundreds employers with only one slight difference: an added line about being a member of the parent-teacher association, hinting...

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