The Use of Selection Criteria for Campus Interviews

James D. Werbel, Steven Looney

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This paper explores two research questions. What is the relative importance of academic criteria, work experience, demographic characteristics, and extracurricular activities on the decision to select applicants for job interviews in a college placement setting? Second, does the relative importance of criteria change across job types? Using a sample of 19 recruiters who screened applicants for campus interviews at a large state university, the study found that academic criteria were the most important screening criteria. However, there was great variance in the use of criteria across 19 recruiters. Job type accounted for some of this variance in relation to both academic criteria and demographic criteria.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)28-36
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Selection and Assessment
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychology(all)
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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