psych101-10-22 - reinforcement) Keep (or take) control of...

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psych101 10-22-08 The INTERVIEW : a method for gathering information or assessing traits Loaded questions? How do you ace an interview Unreliability of Interviews 1) Untrained interviewers inadequate questions, often irrelevant to predicting success 2) Interviewers use different criteria for success on job Interview Guidelines the first 15 seconds is critical * Focus: Past Performance, Creative thinking, Hypothetical situations, Knowledge of Use completion probes: "Um-Hm" "i see" pause smile nod; (also negative
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Unformatted text preview: reinforcement) Keep (or take) control of the interview- Case histories: nodding 101 students Understand what is being said. .. Mimic gestures (of interviewer) - higher ratings Use interviewer's name Get interviewer talking Follow up with letter The Best Predictor is Past performance Be prepared! Start now! * Differentiate yourself * Take a different path * Give of yourself (volunteer. ..) * Work in another culture * Produce tangible results Get to know a faculty member or boss Letters of Recommendation * Selection bias * Fear of disclosure...
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This note was uploaded on 11/04/2008 for the course PSYCH 1101 taught by Professor Maas, j during the Fall '06 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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psych101-10-22 - reinforcement) Keep (or take) control of...

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