Category: Interviewing

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The Role of Storytelling in Effective Structured Job Interviews

Structured job interviews often include behavioral questions, where the applicant is supposed to talk about a time when he demonstrated a particular skill or ability. Storytelling is an important aspect of being able to answer these types of questions successfully. A new study explores the important role of storytelling in interviews and shows how to increase your likelihood of getting hired.

How to Conduct a Job Interview: Avoid the Sales Pitch

Job interviewers often have two goals in mind when meeting an applicant and conducting a job interview: Evaluate the candidate’s fit for the company or position, and “sell” the job to the prospective employee. A new study shows how this “selling orientation” negatively impacts interviewers’ judgment, suggesting a separation of the attraction and evaluation processes.

Interviews: How to Identify a Deceptive Job Candidate

The applicant interview is crucial in finding the perfect candidate for a given position. But what happens when applicants use deceptive impression management to weasel their way into a job. A new study examines how organizations can try to alleviate the problem by selecting interviewers capable of detecting when an applicant is being deceptive.

How a Structured Employment Interview Can Make a Difference

When structured properly, a job interview can help predict various aspects of employee performance even better than cognitive and personality tests. A new study examines how a Structured Employment Interview should be conducted for maximum benefit, suggesting pre-set questions and a set rating scale for responses.

Interview Reliability: Statistics vs. Personal Experience

From a statistical point of view, a perfectly reliable interview is one in which interviewees and interviewers react identically to identical situations: interviewees answer the same question the same way every time, and interviewer interpret, evaluate, and rate identical responses identically. But is this really an ideal interview process from a real-world perspective?

Relationship Between Situational Demands and Job Performance

Most people are able to learn the situational demands of different environments and apply them appropriately. The job selection process, with its involved interviews and situational tests, is a peculiar and specialized kind of environment. New research suggests that an under-examined element that may come into play, not only during this part of the hiring process, but also in job performance generally.

How Prospective Employees Judge Fit With An Organization

What matters most: what you say or what you do? If you are an interviewer, it turns out that what you do – your behaviors, as well as the actual interview process – has more impact. Candidates want to work in an environment that’s a good match for their personality. If prospective employees feel they are a good fit for the company’s culture, it can make or break job offer acceptance!

Should Your Spouse Interview for You? (IO Psychology)

How well can your spouse sing your praises? Well enough to help you get that job you’ve always wanted?

This article discussed the ethical and legal issues surrounding spousal interviews for employment. Ever heard of it? Some companies are choosing to include spousal interviews as a part of their hiring process, especially for sales roles.

Why Are You Asking Me This? Investigating Reactions to Puzzle Interviews (IO Psychology)

Topic: Interviewing, Selection Publication: Journal of Applied Social Psychology Article: Why Are Manhole Covers Round? A Laboratory Study of Reactions to Puzzle Interviews (in press) Authors: Chris W. Wright, Chris J. Sablynski, Todd M. Manson, & Steven Oshiro Reviewed By: Thaddeus Rada Despite controversy over their effectiveness, interviews remain a