New 2021 Survey: 30% of companies won't even hire you if you're not vaccinated

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Posted at 4:18 PM, Sep 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-15 15:34:08-04

A poll by indicates that many companies are looking for applicants' vaccine status on resumes and are giving significant preference to those who are vaccinated.

With more and more employers mandating the COVID vaccine for current employees, several are taking it a step further and requiring potential hires to do the same.

If you're trying to get hired in 2021 you probably want to get vaccinated... conducted a survey of 1,250 US-based hiring managers on their preferences for vaccine statuses on resumes and their company’s COVID-19 vaccine policies.

The results are indicative of a shift in the job market at large.

Among the surveyed hiring managers, a staggering 33% automatically eliminate resumes without a vaccination status. According to the data another 32% will give enhanced priority to applicants who put their positive vaccination status on their resume.

This is despite the fact that including vaccination status of any kind is not common on US resumes and even well-qualified candidates could be turned away.

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According to the hiring managers in the survey, 63% of companies have mandated COVID vaccines for employees. The majority of managers indicate that they prefer to see vaccine status on resumes.

"At companies that are requiring employees to be vaccinated, 43% of hiring managers will automatically eliminate resumes that don’t state the candidate’s vaccination status. An additional 33% will give vaccinated applicants priority in the hiring process."-Resume builder

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Of all those who were surveyed, 69% said they are more likely to hire someone who is vaccinated. Companies with vaccine mandates are even higher at 80%.

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According to the study, 34% of companies with vaccine mandates say they are very likely to hire a less qualified but vaccinated candidate over a more qualified but unvaccinated candidate.

How they did it:

"All data found within this report derives from a survey commissioned by and conducted online by survey platform Pollfish. In total, 1,250 hiring managers were surveyed. To qualify for the survey, each respondent had to currently work as a hiring manager. Appropriate respondents were found via a screening question. This survey was conducted on August 13, 2021. All respondents were asked to answer all questions truthfully and to the best of their abilities."