View Poll Results: Single or Unmarried?

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    Marital Status

    I'd say single.

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    Re: Marital Status

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    I'd say single.
    Doesn't unmarried mean, divorced? Untie the knot sort to speak?

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    I thought it meant desperate not to stay so.

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    Or some scandal.

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    Ordinarily people don't put their marital status on a resume. It would come up in an interiview.


    :D

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    IMO it's very common on CVs.
    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.

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    Depends -

    on the "position" you are seeking. Maybe "available" would be more appropriate.

    Unmarried may be used rather than the harsher sounding "divoprced."

    Unmarried should never be used to represent never having been married.

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    Re: Depends -

    Quote Originally Posted by MW
    on the "position" you are seeking. Maybe "available" would be more appropriate.

    Unmarried may be used rather than the harsher sounding "divoprced."

    Unmarried should never be used to represent never having been married.
    Maritial status has no business on a resume or application. I will gladly quote verse and chapter in US law. It is actually considered discrimination to ask the question unless it is vital for the position.

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    And there can be very few positions where it is vital.

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    Twostep

    As a foreigner in China I find it very advantageous to state on my resume that I am married, particularly to a mainland Chinese Ph.D.

    Sometimes it is very important.

    I try to avoid absolute words like never or always.

    Regards.

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