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The Resource Pedigree : How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs

Pedigree : How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs

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Pedigree : How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs
Title
Pedigree
Title remainder
How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
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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Rivera, Lauren A
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Rivera, Lauren A
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  • College graduates
  • Upper class
  • Employee selection
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • Employment (Economic theory)
  • Economics
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • College graduates
  • Economics
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • Employee selection
  • United States
  • Hochschule
  • Elite
  • Soziale Mobilität
  • Arbeit
  • USA
Label
Pedigree : How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover ; Title ; Copyright ; Dedication ; Contents ; Acknowledgments ; 1 Entering the Elite ; 2 The Playing Field ; 3 The Pitch ; 4 The Paper ; 5 Setting the Stage for Interviews ; 6 Beginning the Interview: Finding a Fit ; 7 Continuing the Interview: The Candidate's Story
  • 8 Concluding the Interview: The Final Acts 9 Talking It Out: Deliberating Merit ; 10 Social Reconstruction ; 11 Conclusion ; Afterword to the Paperback Edition ; Appendix A Who Is Elite? ; Appendix B Methodological Details ; Appendix C List of Interviews ; Notes ; References
Control code
ocn947129521
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (397 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400880744
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
  • 10.1515/9781400880744
  • 40025023756
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 904462
  • 416724f0-c4e4-43a6-9157-a560148f40eb
  • 22573/ctv7gs10x
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)947129521
Label
Pedigree : How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover ; Title ; Copyright ; Dedication ; Contents ; Acknowledgments ; 1 Entering the Elite ; 2 The Playing Field ; 3 The Pitch ; 4 The Paper ; 5 Setting the Stage for Interviews ; 6 Beginning the Interview: Finding a Fit ; 7 Continuing the Interview: The Candidate's Story
  • 8 Concluding the Interview: The Final Acts 9 Talking It Out: Deliberating Merit ; 10 Social Reconstruction ; 11 Conclusion ; Afterword to the Paperback Edition ; Appendix A Who Is Elite? ; Appendix B Methodological Details ; Appendix C List of Interviews ; Notes ; References
Control code
ocn947129521
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (397 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400880744
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
  • 10.1515/9781400880744
  • 40025023756
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 904462
  • 416724f0-c4e4-43a6-9157-a560148f40eb
  • 22573/ctv7gs10x
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)947129521

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