In addition to activities that all job seekers do -- creating a compelling resume and social media profiles, building a meaningful network of contacts -- job seekers from marginalized groups take extra care in finding workplaces that are respectful and inclusive to them.
Many economic, societal, organizational and individual factors contribute to unemployment. However, the cultural differences between organizations (employing companies) and individuals from non-White-American groups might be underestimated. The “culture clash” in the workplace and in hiring processes could be a more significant factor in employment disparities than previously assessed.
What’s expected in social situations is not the same as what’s expected on the job.
An informational interview is very different from a job interview. Find out who you can ask for an informational interview and how it can change your job search.