Tuesday, March 29, 2011

This, Like, Comes as a Shock to Me

Discover Magazine: "Participants consisted of 105 students between the ages of 18 to 43 years and 71 professionals between the ages of 22 to 76 years (120 women, 56 men). Adult professionals and students were least likely to want to hire, perceived the applicant as less professional, and were less likely to recommend the interviewee for hiring if the interviewee overused the word “like” compared to “uh” or control."


Ted the Younger said...

Actually, you know, you're, uh, like, righteous, dude. Awesome!

Deb said...

The other morning on NPR there was a story about the college admissions process. The reporter interviewed an assistant dean who is part of the admissions panel at Amherst College. The assistant dean used the phrase "you know" four times in less than 30 seconds. He also said, "like, you know, wow," at one point.

Higher education!