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Why You Shouldn’t Worry About Wearing Hijab in Job Interviews

So don’t be afraid to use it as a valuable tool in your skill set.

Forbes has recognised empathy as a quality that often sets successful companies apart from the rest.

And if empathy equates to higher success, why wouldn’t your potential employer want to hire you?

3.) You Emit Strength

Being a visible Muslim is not easy. And most people know that.

Yet, you still wear your hijab with pride and dignity.

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Wearing the hijab in this society takes bravery, confidence, and patience, and these are all qualities that are highly valuable in the workplace.

The fact that you hold fast to your values, especially with the current depiction of Islam, shows that you have integrity.

So as you sit there, discussing your experiences, consider your hijab the loyal wingwoman by your side, whose presence is worth more than words can say.

Why You Shouldn’t Worry About Wearing Hijab in Job Interviews - About Islam

4.) You Surprise People

Perhaps your potential employer does have some preconceived notions about Muslim women. You see it as soon as you walk into the room.

The surprise in their eyes. A double check of the list on their clipboard. An uncertain handshake.

Speaking to someone who may not expect much of you is all the more reason to hold your head up high, and smile wide.

You turn their image of an uneducated, submissive Muslim woman upside down and give them some real substance to work with.

Essentially, their setting a low bar for you means that you will almost certainly surpass their expectations of you and dazzle them with your confidence.

Also, you get major dawah points.

5.) You Filter Out the Bad Ones

If a prospective employer does turn you down because of your hijab, realize that this is so much better for you in the long run.

For someone to turn you down just because of your faith and outward appearance shows a lack of understanding and progressiveness that does not make for a very effective work culture.

And you don’t want to work in a place like that.

Consider it a loss for them and a blessing for you that you found out now rather than later.

And move on to a workplace that will value you for who you are.


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