What is a resume? It’s a marketing document that details your successes in your career. (Some poorly written resumes simply detail assigned tasks, but that’s a topic for another day.) It also tells the recruiter and hiring manager where you went to school and what you studied. Your name is at the top, which can give pretty good insight into your race, gender, and even the socio-economic class in which you were raised.
What happens if you throw all those things out? The Wall Street Journal reports on companies who are doing just that-throwing out the resume and doing something called “blind hiring.” Instead of poring over resumes, they ask candidates to complete tasks, and the hiring manager decides who to interview, based on these tasks. All the manager sees are the results of the projects-not where the person went to school, not the names of the companies where the person previously worked.
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