The researchers found that employers were far more likely to express interest in the applicant who had most recently worked in a corporate job.
Overall, the self-employed candidate received 63% fewer positive responses such as requests for salary expectations than the candidate with the corporate job. The disparity was particularly sharp for men, who were viewed more harshly than women if they came from a self-employed background, although the researchers are not yet sure why. — blogs.wsj.com
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