It was tough for us Gen X'rs
If you don't lie and vote for the same team
Don't lie and say you go to Church
Don't lie and say you support Captialism more than Socialism
Don't lie and tell everyone that you're Superman so have never had
any physical or mental issues during your life
Don't lie and say that you would rather murder twenty innocents to see
the guilty pay for their crime rather than let twenty guilty go free to insure you don't execute the one innocent.
If you don't lie....
......pretending you condone things which you truthfully find very very wrong
Then it's VERY easy to discard your application in a waste basket because there are so many to weed through HR is looking at any excuse to make the pile smaller for themselves.
When I took my first interview after graduating in 2005, the very first thing the interviewer said to me was "OK, so you've got an honours degree. I've got twenty other newly graduated applicants with one of those. What else have you got..?"
This somewhat took me aback and I don't think I handled it very well.
I didn't get the job.
Here in UK, my generation (born in the 1980's) were once labelled "Thatcher's Lost Generation."
The wisdom of that time was that we would grow up under the rule of the heartless, cruel Margaret Thatcher (stole milk from the mouths of babes when she was Education Secretary) and our future was indeed, bleak. But we somehow survived and prospered.
I can only speak for what happens here, but I'm sure things are no less tough in UK in comparison to the US. And you haven't got Brexit waiting to destroy your country..!!
I'm starting to look into my post "Stay At Home Mum" time. I want to be back at work within the next two years. It's not going to be easy. I've been out of the loop since 2012 and in a profession that moves very swiftly, that's a long way to fall behind.
I wish I could go back to the profession I worked so hard to qualify in, was good at and enjoyed very much. But that probably isn't an option so I'll have to diversify.
I have other strings to my bow.
Good luck to anybody who is looking for work. There is no doubt that it's tough out there, but faint heart never won fair battle. Go for it. Put what you have to offer out there and make it work for you.
Be honest. Be yourself. If an employer turns you down because of your principles then the arsehole wasn't worth working for anyway. It's his loss.