The job interview has been the most popular method of hiring for the past 100 years. Clearly, there’s something about talking to someone in person that we find appealing.
Unfortunately, research reveals that we tend to be pretty bad at conducting job interviews. So why are interviews so terrible at predicting job performance?
Let’s look at 5 Reasons Why Job Interviews Are Useless in our infographic below:
A recent study on job interviews found that people higher on narcissism (i.e., manipulative, arrogant, and lacking empathy) are perceived to be more attractive as job candidates. Specifically, the researchers found that “narcissists tended to talk about themselves, make eye contact, joke around and ask the interviewers more questions.”
When these are the same behaviors that job candidates are encouraged to display during an interview, it’s obvious why we’re easily led astray. Continue reading