When human beings interact with each other in a social setting, they are bound to have a set of preconceived notions about the person they’re interacting with even before they talk. You might like the person even before you’ve had a chance to interact with them because they are good looking or because they went to the same college as you. Maybe you already view them in a negative light as you know they come from a certain part of the country. While these biases are a part of daily social interaction, as a recruiter or hiring manager, if you are not conscious of your biases, you might end up recruiting someone on the basis of what pleases you about them or if they have very similar traits or interests as you rather than their skills for the job at hand. This is referred to as interview bias.