By Lauren A. Rivera
Americans are taught to think that upward mobility is feasible for someone who's prepared to work flat out, despite their social prestige, but it is usually these from prosperous backgrounds who land the easiest jobs. Pedigree takes readers at the back of the closed doorways of top-tier funding banks, consulting agencies, and legislation businesses to bare the reality approximately who quite will get employed for the nation's highest-paying entry-level jobs, who doesn’t, and why.
Drawing on ratings of in-depth interviews in addition to firsthand statement of hiring practices at a few of America’s so much prestigious organisations, Lauren Rivera indicates how, at each step of the hiring strategy, the ways in which employers outline and assessment benefit are strongly skewed to prefer activity candidates from economically privileged backgrounds. She unearths how determination makers draw from principles approximately talent—what it really is, what top indications it, and who does (and doesn't) have it—that are deeply rooted in social type. showing the "right stuff" that elite employers are searhing for involves enormous quantities of monetary, social, and cultural assets at the a part of the candidates and their parents.
Challenging our such a lot loved ideals approximately university as a superb equalizer and the activity industry as a degree enjoying box, Pedigree exposes the category biases outfitted into American notions in regards to the top and the brightest, and exhibits how social prestige performs an important function in picking who reaches the pinnacle of the commercial ladder.
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Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs by Lauren A. Rivera