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Using recruiter assessments of applicants' resume information to predict applicant mental ability and big five personality dimensions

Michael Cole, H.S. Feild & W.F. Giles

abstract Information provided on applicants’ resumes provides a convenient, cost–effective means for applicant screening. We sought to determine if recruiters’ assessments of the presence of certain types of information on job applicants’ resumes was related to applicants’ general mental ability and personality traits. Forty recruiters from 35 organizations assessed the extent to which specified items were present on the resumes of job applicants. Results indicated relationships between recruiters’ judgments regarding applicants’ resume information and applicants’ cognitive ability and Big Five personality characteristics. Implications for the use of resume information in the selection process are discussed.
   
type journal paper
   
keywords
   
language English
kind of paper journal article
date of appearance 2003
journal International Journal of Selection and Assessment
publisher Blackwell (Oxford [u.a.])
ISSN 0965-075X
ISSN (online) 1468-2389
DOI 10.1111/1468-2389.00228
volume of journal 11
number of issue 1
page(s) 78-88
review double-blind review
   
citation Cole, M., Feild, H., & Giles, W. (2003). Using recruiter assessments of applicants' resume information to predict applicant mental ability and big five personality dimensions. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 11(1), 78-88, DOI:10.1111/1468-2389.00228.