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Selecting minority when applying, does that increase your chances of an interview?

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No. Get a referral. It might actually hurt you if you have a foreign sounding name.

FML I do, 1st generation. 😬🔫

I am first generation too, but have a really simple name. Thank god.

No there is still minority bias in the application process. You have a better chance of getting an interview of you are a white male.

Unless your name is Lukang and the interviewer happens to be a Mortal Combat fan, it's definitely not beneficial to you.

It helps. I always check that box. I am 5th generation though. My name is very European

D1, if you're 5th generation, you're no longer a minority unless your bloodline stayed pure?

D1- which option so you specifically check?

PwC4- you would think! I worked on a long term project and you would be surprised what happens. This company was trying to meet some regulation about interviewing minority (not my space) and they brought in folks for that purpose. May be EEO?

Problem is that tech consulting brings in all the minorities. So the numbers average out as a whole company.

The company I was at did was not in the space. They needed more minorities. Anyhow. Thanks all

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2) Average time it has taken to fill a full-time role internally this year?
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