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Deciphering Hidden Biases During Interviews

Research suggests the timing of an applicant’s interview, whether it’s for a job or admittance to a school, may determine the outcome of that interview. A new study shows that interviewers who have seen a string of strong candidates are more likely to view the next applicant negatively. STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: Benjamin Franklin said the only certain things are death and taxes. Let’s add a third thing: Interviews. At many points, starting with school admissions or a new job, you’re going to sit down before someone else and answer their questions. Which is what NPR’s Shankar Vedantam is about to do with us because he’s got some new research relating to this topic. ….[READ]