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Does it matter if a candidate looks “good” in virtual interviews and on LinkedIn when HR managers make the initial hiring decisions?

Technology-mediated interviews (TMIs), such as videoconferencing and asynchronous interviews, can help both companies and job applicants save time and money in the selection process. The social distance mandates and people’s concerns about the widespread coronavirus during the pandemic have accelerated TMIs’ adoption. While the global economy is getting out of the pandemic, TMIs will likely stay, especially during the initial screening stage, as more companies want to embrace the four-day work week and the remote work trends. Besides TMIs, more HR managers use job candidates’  LinkedIn profiles  to access their qualifications and overall organization fit. It becomes prudent for hiring managers and job seekers to understand how job candidates’ TMI performance and LinkedIn profiles might jointly affect HR managers’ hiring decisions in the real world. The research Accordingly, I worked on a project with  R.L. Fernando Garcia  at SM Hotels and Conventions Corporation in the Philippines and