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Speed’s brother Joshua had spent four years sleeping with Abraham Lincoln in Illinois.
To be sure, American history is riddled with examples of immigrants who changed their last names to hide a heritage that would have subjected them to discrimination.“I understand why job seekers that are minority or female would want to do that; it makes perfect sense based on what we know about the hiring process,” says Steve Mc Donald, an associate professor of sociology at North Carolina State University in Raleigh.
“I’ve talked to folks that won’t put pictures up for their Linked In profile because of these concerns, especially because of race.”Confronting hidden biases One oft-cited research study found that resumes sent in response to help-wanted ads in Boston and Chicago from people with white-sounding names received 50% more callbacks for interviews than resumes with identical qualifications but came from people with names that sounded black.
So if you’re a job seeker, should you consider shortening or even changing your name on a resume to raise your odds of getting past the screening stage and landing an interview?
Such changes often lead job candidates down a slippery path and often yield more problems than solutions.