Thanks for getting back to me 🙂 He definitely doesn't care about the birthmark, probably because I always told him it's what makes him special when he was growing up. And I don't think he realises that's what people are looking at when they first meet him, he just gets down on himself for 'not being good enough to get a job' 🙁 It sort of clicked for me when he got the comment about it from the girl he was handing his resume to.
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My 16 year old son is a great kid and has been looking for a job for awhile now, but I'm starting to get concerned he'll never get one, and it's starting to affect his confidence. The problem is he has a prominent red birthmark on his neck, which unfortunately looks a lot like a hickey (love bite). I think when he is handing in applications and resumes, prospective employers are looking poorly at him thinking he's going in there with a hickey, he was even asked once if it was a hickey when he was handing in a resume, when he said no the girl rolled her eyes at him as if to say "yeah right" I don't know how to help him, my mummy instincts are kicking in and I want to help him. He has a recruitment day coming up at a fun park type place and I almost feel like emailing ahead and explaining/pleading with them to employ him and I can explain the birthmark. But he's 16 and I don't want to overstep my mark, and I don't want them to think I'm overbearing and maybe hurt his chances at a job even more. I just don't know how I can help him 🙁
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