Accession Number : ADA183979

Title :   The Employment Interview: Guideposts for Research and Development.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Jul 86-May 87,

Corporate Author : NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Spier,Morris S

PDF Url : ADA183979

Report Date : Jul 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The personal interview is integral to almost all military and civilian recruiting and personnel placement by government agencies. The may criticisms directed at the nature and usefulness of the interview notwithstanding, continuous efforts are made to refine and enhance interview procedures and techniques. However, there has been no compilation of what is actually known about this methodology to guide research. The specific objectives of this effort were to review the psychological literature on the employment interview and (1) summarize what is known about the interview process and (2) suggest ways to improve that process through the generation of research-supported conclusions (or guideposts). A computerized and manual search of the psychological literature relating to interviewing in general and employment interviews in particular was conducted. Based on the review, a number of factors to be used in planning and conducting future research were generated.

Descriptors :   *INTERVIEWING, PERSONNEL SELECTION, CIVILIAN PERSONNEL, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, EMPLOYMENT, PSYCHOLOGY, RECRUITING, SEARCHING

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE