Still a matter of class, says Yale research

Forget about those perfect interview questions, interviewers are still more interested in how you sound than what you say!

Yale University researchers have discovered that in 2019 interviewers still make their hiring decision – based on social class – within a matter of seconds. It appears those with posh voices are deemed to be from a higher social class, and hence more competent.

Yale’s Michael Kraus said: “While most hiring managers would deny that a job candidate’s social class matters, in reality socioeconomic position of an applicant, or their parents, is being assessed within the first second – a circumstance that limits economic mobility and perpetrates inequality.”