Does Your Name Affect Your Chances of Landing a Job?


My son has a name that is very common in some parts of the world but not very common in the United States. When you hear a person's name, do certain thoughts and associations come to mind? I started thinking about how birth names might affect a job seeker's candidacy and wondering if they can actually play a role in the hiring process. Here are three situations where I think in some cases, a job seeker's name could potentially influence the hiring decision.

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