Class 2 8.24.06 - The Resume and Cover Letter MGMT 243 Today's Agenda Class Discussion Quote of the Day The Resume The Cover Letter Set-up for Next

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The Resume and Cover Letter MGMT 243 August 24, 2006
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August 24, 2006 2 Today’s Agenda Class Discussion Quote of the Day The Resume The Cover Letter Set-up for Next Class
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August 24, 2006 3 Class Discussion Question: What do you think recruiters look for on a resume to determine if they will contact a potential candidate?
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August 24, 2006 4 Labor Market Discrimination “Are Emily and Greg More Employable than Lakisha and Jamal? A Field Experiment on Labor Market Discrimination” By Marianne Bertrand and Sendhil Mullainathan* May 6, 2003 University of Chicago Graduate School of Business (Slides 4-12)
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August 24, 2006 5 Experiment Details Studies were performed in Boston and Chicago from July 2001 to January 2002 Resumes were submitted to job openings posted in the help wanted ads in the local newspapers There were four different resumes: An experienced resume with a “Caucasian” name The EXACT, SAME experienced resume with an “African- American” name An inexperienced resume with a Caucasian name The EXACT, SAME inexperienced resume with an African- American name
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August 24, 2006 6 Experiment Details (cont.) Names on the resumes were randomly assigned Massachusetts birth records were pulled from 1974 – 1979 for African-American and Caucasian babies High-averaging names during this time period for African-American and Caucasian babies were randomly assigned to resumes
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August 24, 2006 7 Experiment Results Employers were 50% more likely to call back resumes with Caucasian names Experienced resumes with Caucasian names have a higher callback percentage than experienced resumes with African-American names Applicants living in “better” neighborhoods were more likely to receive a callback The amount of discrimination was uniform across all occupations
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August 24, 2006 8 Experiment Results (cont.)
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August 24, 2006 9 Experiment Results by Occupation
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August 24, 2006 10 Experiment Results by Industry
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August 24, 2006 11 Experiment Results (cont.)
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August 24, 2006 12 Experiment Results (cont.)
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August 24, 2006 13 Quote for the Day “We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.” Maya Angelou
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14 The Resume Why do you need a resume? To sell your interest, skills, experiences, accomplishments, and affiliations What can the resume do for you? Get you an interview Structure the interview Remind the interviewer about you Justify the hiring decision to others What is the ultimate goal? To write resumes that win interviews
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Class 2 8.24.06 - The Resume and Cover Letter MGMT 243 Today's Agenda Class Discussion Quote of the Day The Resume The Cover Letter Set-up for Next

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