Hiring manager mistakes: This isn't eHarmony — and stop with the unicorn job descriptions

Posted by Bob Corlett on April 29, 2014

What do 1 million eHarmony matches say about the notion of “opposites attract?”

According to new research from statistician Emma Pierson, when it comes to dating, 86 percent of people claim they want a partner who “complements them” rather than a partner who “resembles them.” But when it comes to actually choosing attributes in a partner, people choose attributes quite like their own 97 percent of the time.

Her conclusion? “ In the end, people may really just want to date themselves.”

Some hiring managers resemble the romantics on eHarmony.

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Topics: Hiring Managers, Recruiting On Your Own