Initial Evaluations in the Interview: Relationships with Subsequent Interviewer Evaluations and Employment Offers

  title={Initial Evaluations in the Interview: Relationships with Subsequent Interviewer Evaluations and Employment Offers},
  author={Murray R. Barrick and Brian W. Swider and Greg L. Stewart},
  journal={Texas A\&M University Mays Business School Research Paper Series},
The authors of this study examine how evaluations made during an early stage of the structured interview (rapport building) influence end of interview scores, subsequent follow-up employment interviews, and actual internship job offers. Candidates making better initial impressions received more internship offers (r = .22) and higher interviewer ratings (r = .42). As predicted, initial evaluations of candidate competence extend beyond liking and similarity to influence subsequent interview… 

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