Job Interview in PakistanJob Interview in Pakistan
A job interview is a process in which a potential employee is evaluated by an employer for prospective employment in their company, organization, or firm. During this process, the employer hopes to determine whether or not the applicant is suitable for the job.
Interview questions are generally designed to tap applicant attributes that are specifically relevant to the job for which the person is applying. The job-relevant applicant attributes the questions purportedly assess are thought to be necessary for one to successfully perform on the job. The job-relevant constructs that have been assessed in the interview can be classified into three categories: general traits, experiential factors, and core job elements. The first category refers to relatively stable applicant traits. The second category refers to job knowledge that the applicant has acquired over time. The third category refers to the knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with the job.
Mental ability: Applicants’ capacity to learn and process information
Personality: Conscientiousness, agreeableness, emotional stability, extroversion, openness to new experiences
Interest, goals, and values: Applicant motives, goals, and person-organization fit
Experience: Job-relevant knowledge derived from prior experience
Education: Job-relevant knowledge derived from prior education
Training: Job-relevant knowledge derived from prior training
Core Job Elements
Declarative knowledge: Applicants’ learned knowledge
Procedural skills and abilities: Applicants’ ability to complete the tasks required to do the job
Motivation: Applicants’ willingness to exert the effort required to do the job