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David K. Palmer, Michael A. Campion & Paul C. Green

In: The Employment Interview Handbook

Chapter 19: Interviewing Training for Both Applicant and Interviewer

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Interviewing Training for Both Applicant and Interviewer
Interviewing training for both applicant and interviewer
David K.Palmer
Michael A.Campion
Paul C.Green

The purpose of this chapter is to investigate interview training from the perspectives of both interviewers and applicants. Is the focus of one perspective interchangeable with the other, or are there subtle differences that could meaningfully inform research and practice?

It is recognized that the interview can serve many purposes, including both selection and recruitment (Dipboye, 1992). The interview is a dynamic interaction in which both the interviewer and the applicant often fulfill multiple roles simultaneously (e.g., information gatherer, evaluator, presenter). Training can be directed at enhancing the performance of any one or more of these roles and their associated behaviors. Sackett, Burris, and Ryan (1989) have envisioned three possible ...

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