Are You Hiring The Best Manipulators? Make Authentic First Impressions The New Normal In Hiring.
“It’s not what you know, it’s who you know” when looking for a job. We’ve all heard this advice and know how disturbingly accurate it can be. Allow me to propose a theory. I think that the current state of job hunting has forced job seekers into a socially acceptable way of manipulating hiring managers’ biases to win gainful employment. Instead of having the chance to present their authentic selves, job seekers are often forced to ``play the game`` to put themselves in a more favorable position for a role. You are already familiar with bias manipulation. We call it propaganda, spin, or hype. It happens all the time in politics, marketing, and advertising. So, how does bias manipulation happen in hiring?