Go with Your Gut: Emotion and Evaluation in Job Interviews.

  title={Go with Your Gut: Emotion and Evaluation in Job Interviews.},
  author={Lauren A. Rivera},
  journal={AJS; American journal of sociology},
  volume={120 5},
This article presents hiring as an emotional process rooted in interpersonal evaluation. Drawing from Randall Collins's theory of interaction ritual, the author offers a qualitative case study of elite professional service firms to unpack how employers' emotional reactions to applicants in job interviews affect hiring evaluations. She finds that employers use subjective feelings of excitement and enthusiasm toward candidates-akin to Collins's concept of emotional energy--to-evaluate applicants… CONTINUE READING

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