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.
Organizations are starting to use proctored internet testing to decrease cheating on their pre-employment tests. It seems like a great idea – you can monitor applicants while they’re testing and it’s pretty hard for them to cheat. However, a new study shows why you might want to be cautious about using proctored internet tests in your organization.
In today’s world of work, you’re always thinking about the next job. But have you thought about how your resume makes people perceive you? Have you thought about what aspects of your resume might make you seem more hirable and land you the job of your dreams? If you haven’t thought about these things, it’s not too late. Recent research provides some practical advice on how you can make your resume shine!
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.
In the past, the advent of greater access to computers and the Internet inexorably changed the methods by which organizations recruited talent, and also the way in which possible hopefuls searched for and applied to these organizations. A new study suggests that assessment via mobile phone could be the wave of the near future.
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?
Does a candidate’s feelings about a company’s selection testing process affect their job performance, if hired? According to a new study, the answer to this question is: Yes. Does that mean you need to redesign your selection tests? Probably not. However, there are factors to be aware of when developing or administering a selection test.
You want to hire the best. To get superior employees, your company does its homework on each potential candidate. Unfortunately, calling references isn’t that effective. Phone conversations just don’t provide accurate, consistent data. How can you improve the process? A new survey designed by Cynthia Hedricks and her colleagues may be a step forward in solving the professional reference problem.
In this recent study, Honkaniemi et al. (2013) set out of explore whether a job applicant’s personality type is associated with his/her reactions – including perceptions of fairness and face validity – to the selection process. Results question whether personality types should be included in models and analyses investigating applicant reactions.
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.