Colin Sullivan is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Economics at Stanford University, with a PhD in Applied Economics from the Wharton School.
Tomer Mangoubi is an Applied Economics PhD student at the Wharton School.
Minji Kim-Hoffman is a second-year MBA student at the Wharton School.
The researchers partnered with University of Pennsylvania Career Services to study firms who recruit graduating seniors.
700 real resumes collected from Penn students looking for employment
1000’s of resume characteristics scraped to form “franken-resumes”, randomly assigning names to vary race and gender
72 firms recruited to rate 40 random “franken-resumes”
10 real candidates delivered to firms based on hiring preferences
Previous method – resume audit studies – was only revealing about small firms. Many large, prestigious orgs think those findings don’t apply. Our method, by providing direct benefits to firms, allows us to study firms that don’t hire via cold resumes.
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