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The Resource Pedigree : how elite students get elite jobs, Lauren A. Rivera

Pedigree : how elite students get elite jobs, Lauren A. Rivera

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Pedigree : how elite students get elite jobs
Title
Pedigree
Title remainder
how elite students get elite jobs
Statement of responsibility
Lauren A. Rivera
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Americans are taught to believe that upward mobility is possible for anyone who is willing to work hard, regardless of their social status, yet it is often those from affluent backgrounds who land the best jobs. Pedigree takes readers behind the closed doors of top-tier investment banks, consulting firms, and law firms to reveal the truth about who really gets hired for the nation's highest-paying entry-level jobs, who doesn't, and why. Drawing on scores of in-depth interviews as well as firsthand observation of hiring practices at some of America's most prestigious firms, Lauren Rivera shows how, at every step of the hiring process, the ways that employers define and evaluate merit are strongly skewed to favor job applicants from economically privileged backgrounds. She reveals how decision makers draw from ideas about talent--what it is, what best signals it, and who does (and does not) have it--that are deeply rooted in social class. Displaying the "right stuff" that elite employers are looking for entails considerable amounts of economic, social, and cultural resources on the part of the applicants and their parents. Challenging our most cherished beliefs about college as a great equalizer and the job market as a level playing field, Pedigree exposes the class biases built into American notions about the best and the brightest, and shows how social status plays a significant role in determining who reaches the top of the economic ladder.--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1978-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rivera, Lauren A.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • College graduates
  • Upper class
  • Employee selection
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • Employment (Economic theory)
  • Economics
Label
Pedigree : how elite students get elite jobs, Lauren A. Rivera
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-364) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Entering the Elite -- The Playing Field -- The Pitch -- The Paper -- Setting the Stage for Interviews -- Beginning the Interview: Finding a Fit -- Continuing the Interview: The Candidate's Story -- Concluding the Interview: The Final Acts -- Talking It Out: Deliberating Merit -- Social Reconstruction -- Conclusion -- Appendix A Who Is Elite? -- Appendix B Methodological Details -- Appendix C List of Interviews
Control code
FIEb17705782
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 375 pages
Isbn
9780691155623
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)894625326
Label
Pedigree : how elite students get elite jobs, Lauren A. Rivera
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-364) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Entering the Elite -- The Playing Field -- The Pitch -- The Paper -- Setting the Stage for Interviews -- Beginning the Interview: Finding a Fit -- Continuing the Interview: The Candidate's Story -- Concluding the Interview: The Final Acts -- Talking It Out: Deliberating Merit -- Social Reconstruction -- Conclusion -- Appendix A Who Is Elite? -- Appendix B Methodological Details -- Appendix C List of Interviews
Control code
FIEb17705782
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 375 pages
Isbn
9780691155623
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)894625326

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