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Harvard Research Shows Gay Resumes 40% Less Likely To Score An Interview

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When Harvard researcher Andras Tilcsik finished composing two faux resumes — one boasting a leadership position in an LGBT organization and the other in a progressive organization — he sent them both to the same 1,700 job openings.

The latter received more phone calls…

The resume without sexuality reference had an 11.5 percent chance of receiving an interview, while the resume with a reference to the applicant's sexuality only scored a 7.2 percent chance.

Andras also found that Southern and Mid-Western states were the main culprits:

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