Journal of Business and Psychology

, Volume 13, Issue 3, pp 339–356 | Cite as

Resume Characteristics as Predictors of an Invitation to Interview

  • Peg Thoms
  • Rosemary McMasters
  • Melissa R. Roberts
  • Douglas A. Dombkowski


The resume is the first contact between an organization and a job seeker, but little empirical evidence exits to guide resume development. This study examined the impact of resume characteristics on decisions to interview graduates. It was found that resume characteristics provided an advantage in obtaining an invitation to interview.


Empirical Evidence Social Psychology Social Issue 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peg Thoms
    • 1
  • Rosemary McMasters
    • 2
  • Melissa R. Roberts
    • 3
  • Douglas A. Dombkowski
    • 4
  1. 1.Penn State ErieUSA
  2. 2.The Ohio State UniversityUSA
  3. 3.Lesko Enterprises, IncUSA
  4. 4.ErieUSA

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