ERIC Number: EJ993728
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun-17
Show Them You Really Want the Job
Perlmutter, David D.
Chronicle of Higher Education, Jun 2012
Showing that one really "wants" the job entails more than just really wanting the job. An interview is part Broadway casting call, part intellectual dating game, part personality test, and part, well, job interview. When there are 300 applicants for a position, many of them will "fit" the required (and even the preferred) skills listed in the job ad. The decision, thus, has to include intangibles, and at the top of that list is the ability to show that a department's love, as expressed in a job offer, is returned in kind. This article discusses some ways that successful job candidates have demonstrated their commitment.
Descriptors: Job Applicants, Employment Interviews, Communication Skills, Communication Strategies, Social Cognition, Interpersonal Competence, Personality Measures, Personnel Selection, Selection Criteria, Decision Making, Evaluation Criteria, Recruitment, Higher Education, Persuasive Discourse
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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