Title

Tensions and Burdens In Employment Interviewing Processes: Perspectives of Non-Dominant Group Applicants

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-1999

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1177/002194369903600202

Abstract

This article reviews literature on employment interviewing from the perspective of non-dominant group applicants. In general, interviewees from traditionally under represented groups may experience a double bind in job interviews. Faced with the presumption that "normal" applicants communicate in certain ways, non-dominant group applicants may experience tensions as well as performance burdens when attempting to meet expectations inherent in employment interviewing. While employment interviewing practices appear to be fair, these different communicative processes may promote both difficulties in negotiating the employment interview for non-dominant applicants and inequitable short- and longterm outcomes. Following the literature review, recommendations for managerial practice, pedagogy, and fur ther research are presented.

Was this content written or created while at USF?

No

Citation / Publisher Attribution

International Journal of Business Communication, v. 36, issue 2, p. 134-162

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