I have read that MIT did a study that stated that some names may get you an interview faster if you dont have an African or Muslims sounding names...Answer Question
Answer by angevil53 at 3:19 PM on Jul. 26, 2010
Answer by Sisteract at 3:20 PM on Jul. 26, 2010
Answer by KTMOM at 3:21 PM on Jul. 26, 2010
I have read that MIT did a study that stated that some names may get you an interview faster if you dont have an African or Muslims sounding names...
I think you're making the results of the study far more specific than it really is. It's not an issue of having a "black" name - it's an issue of names being judged, period. And that's nothing knew. There have been studies for decades and the results never change. People judge names harshly, and while the "bad" names change over time, the concept doesn't. Someone named Homer or Gertrude or Buffy or Uneeka are less likely to get hired than Mary, John or Tyrone. And it doesn't only happen here, it's a human race issue. http://www.thelocal.de/society/20090918-22019.html
My honest opinion... may not be a popular one.
There are names that come to mind that would make me read one application before another one. It isnt so the origin of the name but things like spelling the name correctly or at least in a way that makes sense, or having a name that is a name and not an object, emotion, etc. Strange names may be "cute" for a baby but not so "cute" on an adult. Obviously I WOULD read every application and offer an interview based NOT on the name.... but a strange misspelled name WOULD influence me a little.
Answer by sahlady at 3:27 PM on Jul. 26, 2010
Answer by autodidact at 3:32 PM on Jul. 26, 2010