Employer Preferences

The American Economic Review

Incentivized Resume Rating: Eliciting Employer Preferences without Deception

Introduction This study utilizes incentivized resume rating (IRR) to examine employer preferences for candidates graduating from an Ivy League university. The IRR model incentivizes employers to rate hypothetical candidate profiles by matching employers to real job seekers based on their reported preferences. Kessler, Low, and Sullivan find that employers highly value prestigious work experience during…

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