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Intryck vid anställningsintervjun: - utifrån rekryterarens perspektiv
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The study's intention was to shed light on how recruiters experience the employment

interview. The problem statements which the study was based on was how the employment

interview can be designed so that a credible picture of the candidate are perceived and which

impression strategies recruiters experience that candidates use during the job interview. And

also how these strategies can be managed by recruiters. The premise of the employment

interview is to create interaction between a candidate and a recruiter. The interaction is later

evaluated by the recruiter. It's therefore important for the candidates to paint a good picture of

themselves. But how honest are the candidates in the presentation of themselves and how can

the recruiter handle the candidate’s impression strategies?

With these questions in mind this study took its form. The theoretical standpoint was based on

Goffman’s theories and focus was directed at impression management, where both verbal and

nonverbal impressions are used to affect other people. Earlier research has been studied to

acquire more knowledge about the employment interview, impression management and its

problem areas.

In this study, five interviews with recruiters took place at four different staffing agencies.

Semi-structured interviews were used to obtain the answers to the study’s problem statements.

The result indicated that the employment interview can be designed so that a credible picture

of the candidate is perceived. Furthermore, the main strategies that recruiters experienced that

candidates used were verbal. The recruiters who had broader work experience had more

knowledge about the employment interviews pitfalls. Therefore, they could handle the

candidate’s different strategies. Other things that were of importance in order for the recruiter

to handle the candidate’s strategies was the balance of power on the job interview together

with the recruiters own self-confidence and authority in their profession.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 42 p.
Keyword [en]
Employment interview, impression management, recruitment, influence, strategies
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-53340OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-53340DiVA: diva2:1043680
Subject / course
Sociologi
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Available from: 2016-10-31 Created: 2016-10-31 Last updated: 2016-10-31Bibliographically approved

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