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You remind me of myself … you’re hired!

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A new study by the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern found that once candi­dates make it to the interview level, the most common mechanism by which they are evaluated is their similarity to the interviewer, in both characteristics and interests.

The risks: “Mirror hiring” can lead to wrong choices and, even worse, legal complaints if the interviewer discriminates against applicants in protected classes.

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