ERIC Number: EJ1131309
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
What Do Job Candidates Consider Important When Assessing an Academic Position?
Honeycutt, Earl D., Jr.; Thelen, Shawn T.
Marketing Education Review, v26 n2 p65-77 2016
Surveyed job candidates and academic mavens differ in regard to what the candidates should consider most important (e.g., quality-of-life issues, characteristics of the position, and school/department dynamics) when interviewing for an academic position. A principal finding is that candidates weigh quality of life as the most important issue, while mavens weigh the job as being most important. This suggests that candidates view aspects of the academic position much more broadly than do the mavens who prepare them for market and engage in the job interview. Also, there were conflicting attitudes about what should and should not be asked by both sides involved in the interview process. A full discussion of the study's findings is provided and suggestions are offered for making the academic hiring process more efficient.
Descriptors: Job Applicants, Employment Opportunities, Employment Interviews, Attitudes, College Faculty, Marketing, Business Administration Education, Surveys, Quality of Life, Institutional Characteristics, Occupational Information
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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