Would you join a particular church in order to land a job?
A relatively decent size company has several openings for which you’re qualified. All of the management of the company belongs to a particular mega-church, and the company is a large financial supporter of the church, including taking out ads in the church newspaper about doing business within the church community. Several people who have applied for positions there have said that during the end of the interview, they were casually asked something social that would lead to an indication that you also attended mega-church.
While there is no proof that people are not hired because they don’t attend mega-church, the impression is that if you really want the job, then belonging to mega-church or mega-church junior, is a leg up in the interview process.
The company’s great to work for, salary’s good, you know several people who work there. And you’ve been out of work for 9 months.