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.
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.
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?
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 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.
Topic: Interviewing Publication: Psychological Science (2010) Article: Power posing: Brief nonverbal displays affect neuroendocrine levels and risk tolerance Authors: Dana R. Carney, Amy J.C. Cuddy, & Andy J. Yap Reviewed By: Scott Charles Sitrin Before an interview, you review your CV and letter of intent and familiarize yourself with the
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
Topic: Interviewing, Fairness Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (MAR 2012) Article: Discrimination Against Facially Stigmatized Applicants in Interviews: An Eye-Tracking and Face-to-Face Investigation Authors: J.M. Madera, M.R. Hebl Reviewed By: Ben Sher It’s easy to imagine reasons why a job interviewer might be distracted: Workplace politics, trouble at home, unnecessarily
Topic: Interviewing, Selection, Human Resources Publication: International Journal of Selection and Assessment (March, 2011) Article: An Empirical Review of the Employment Interview Construct Literature Author: Allen I. Huffcutt Reviewed by: Jade L. Peters It can be very easy to assume a structured interview is the best technique when interviewing. It
Topic: Interviewing, Selection
Publication: International Journal of Selection and Assessment (JUN 2011)
Article: How Accurate are Recruiters’ First Impressions of Applicants in Employment Interviews?
Authors: Mast, M. S., Bangerter, A., Bulliard, C., & Aerni, G.
Reviewed By: Thaddeus Rada