Title

Interviewer Assessments of Applicant 'Fit': An Exploratory

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

1-1-1990

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Personnel Psychology

Abstract

An investigation examines interviewers' assessments of job applicants in terms of general and firm-specific employability (that is, fit). The data were provided by recruiters who interviewed graduating master of business administration students from a nationally ranked Ivy League business school during the 1987-1988 and 1988-1989 recruiting seasons. Following each interview, recruiters provided ratings on 10 specific trait scales, overall employability, and employability in a specific firm. The results suggest that: 1. assessments of general employability differ from firm-specific assessments, 2. there is a firm-specific component to interviewers' evaluations of job applicants, and 3. interpersonal skills, goal orientation, and physical attractiveness contribute to assessments of fit, while objective qualifications do not.

Keywords

Sustainability

Published Article/Book Citation

Personnel Psychology, 43:1 (1990) pp.13

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URL

http://ir.uiowa.edu/tippie_pubs/51