Hirable Like Me

 Interviewers favor applicants who remind them of themselves

Interviewers favor applicants who remind them of themselves

 

“Cultural fit” is often a category in the hiring process that characterize how similar or different a candidate is from the interviewers, and is used as a surrogate for how well an individual will be able to work on a team.  This is also an area where unconscious bias results in excluding people who, despite being qualified, are different than the norm.  The result- lack of diversity and sub utilization of available talent.

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