What you decide to put on or leave off your resume can be a tricky subject. It really depends on a number of factors. You should consider what kind of job you are applying for, if the information you are considering is relevant, and if it will have an effect on the outcome of the hiring process.
You typically want to make yourself look as good as possible without being subversive or dishonest. This means picking and choosing what goes onto your application.
So should your religion be put on the application? Most applications will not ask for this kind of information. But if you attended a religious school or are part of a religious organization, then you may have little choice but to divulge that information on the application.
You should consider how you feel about discussing and expressing your religion in the workplace. If you think your beliefs will have an effect on your day to day work activities, then it is likely relevant to the hiring process. As a Jewish person, you may hold adamant beliefs that you wish to make known to your future employers. You may be proud of your heritage and your religion, and you don’t want to feel that they are being kept secret in any way.
And that’s fine, but you should also consider how the employers may feel about your religious beliefs. If you think they will have a problem with them, then you may want to consider just applying somewhere else entirely.
It would be like using a robotic vacuum cleaner, but trying to keep it unnoticed. Vacuums are typically loud and easy to notice, and you cannot vacuum near others without them knowing that you are doing it. The same can be said of many people’s religious beliefs. It is unlikely that you will be able to keep your religion on the down low, so there may be little point in concealing it.
For the most part, employers won’t care about your religion, if they don’t think it will interfere with your duties. But you don’t want to put them in an awkward position where you reveal after you have been hired that you need special considerations due to your religion.…