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

DOI of Published Version

10.1111/j.1744-6570.1990.tb02004.x

Start Page

13

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.

Published Article/Book Citation

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

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