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Unformatted text preview: iety of jobs. Second, interviewers have a tendency to exhibit primacy reactions.64 Minimally, this means that information the interviewer acquired early in the interview will have an undue impact on the final decision. However, it also means that information the interviewer obtained before the interview (for instance, by scanning an application form or resumé) can have an exaggerated influence on the interview outcome. A couple of perceptual tendencies that we have not discussed are also at work in interviews. First, interviewers have a tendency to underweight positive information about the applicant.65 This tendency means that negative information has undue impact on the decision.66 It might occur because interviewers get more feedback about unsuccessful hiring than successful hiring (“Why did you send me that idiot?”). It might also happen because positive information is not perceived as telling the interviewer much, since the candidate is motivated to put up a good front. In addition, contrast effects sometime...
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