Statement of Informed Consent


Emily Karst                               Julianna Delano

Hanover College                        Hanover College

Department of Psychology            Department of Psychology


Description of Research

The purpose of this study is to research the qualifications involving the hiring process. You will be given three LinkedIn profiles of job candidates and asked to complete a survey concerning the hiring process and the profiles.

 Risks and Benefits of Research

There are no risks involved with participating in this survey. This survey would not cause any more stress than you would experience on an average day. The potential knowledge gained from this research could stimulate and influence further research into the hiring process.


Your name will in no way be connected to your responses. This study is completely anonymous. All records will be kept confidential and no data will not be identifiable.

Other Information

Your participation in this study is completely your choice. You may refuse to take part in the study at any time and you have the right to not complete or answer any questions without consequences. This survey will take no longer than 10 minutes to complete. If you have any question or concerns about your rights as a participant that have not been covered by the researchers, you may contact the Institutional Review Board Chair, Dr. Dean Jacks at