Having Terrorism on Your Resume

Do business schools negative screen for words in resumes?

Not my current role, but I had worked in counterterrorism for my nation's government. Many of the bullets in my resume use words like "narcotics trafficking", "cartels", "terrorist", and "terrorism", all of which I am worried about getting scanned by a bot screener. In context, all of this makes sense so as long as it's a real person I'm not too worried.

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thevillage, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Looks like my WSO rank post was quickly outdone, this is hilarious

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Dr. Rahma Dikhinmahas, what's your opinion? Comment below:

B-school admissions departments are pretty stupid but I'm not sure they'd be that stupid.

Further, you really wouldn't want to be at a school that allowed that to happen.

WolfofWSO, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I believe this counts under DEI now.


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eloquence, what's your opinion? Comment below:

This would be a +1 for most applications... very interesting experience. Highly doubt they will have any such screeners enabled


Synergy_or_Syzygy, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Why banking? "I just really like deals"

Why LA? "Proximity to Mexico"

Hobbies? "I ski"

Be excellent to each other, and party on, dudes.
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TheBuellerBanker, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I mean it makes you intriguing… if anything it's flag you for security reasons lol. You forsure won't be left in the wayside

tree-nougats0q, what's your opinion? Comment below:

As a former CT guy, I'll offer that unless you're applying to "Last Chance U of Kabul" to become a Zawahiri scholar, you should be ok. 

chacharat, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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