Chapter 10: Interviewer Intuition
“Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.”
~Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations, 1776
As any employment interviewer can verify, impressions form quickly. By the time a candidate has settled into the seat, animation, extraversion, warmth, and voice have already registered. This instant intuition, as we noted in Chapter 2, can be revealing. A two-second silent video clip of a teacher in action is all it may take to intuit students’ liking for this teacher at a semester’s end.
In more recent social intuition research….
The Interview Illusion
The interview illusion in action
Why the interview illusion?
The Biggest Interview: Mate Selection
Links to other websites about interviewer intuition
- Frank Bernieri
- The New-Boy Network. What do job interviews really tell us? Malcolm Gladwell’s article on interviewer intuition (PDF)
- Richard Nisbett
- Robyn Dawes
- Mark Zanna