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Title: SELF-PRESENTATION IN RESUMES: WILL THE DISPLAY OF HUMILITY OR SELF-PROMOTION HELP JOB APPLICANTS?
Authors: BENEDICT NG
Keywords: self-presentation, job applicants, humility, self-promotion
Issue Date: 13-Apr-2018
Citation: BENEDICT NG (2018-04-13). SELF-PRESENTATION IN RESUMES: WILL THE DISPLAY OF HUMILITY OR SELF-PROMOTION HELP JOB APPLICANTS?. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This research looks at the job applicants’ use of the self-presentation strategies of humility and self-promotion, and explores their effect on job application success. Because of the values that Asian cultures emphasize, it is hypothesized that the display of humility will improve the success of applicants, while the use of self-promotion tactics will be detrimental. Two studies were conducted to examine this research hypothesis. Because of the various issues in literature concerning humility, the focus of Study 1 was to validate the definition, operationalization, and measurement of humility for this research, and also to look at the effects of applicant humility in a traditional job application setting using paper resumes. Study 2 explored the effects of applicants’ display of humility versus self-promotion tactics on success in job applications using video resumes. Overall, the results suggest that while certain aspects of humility will not necessarily help applicants be more successful, the use of self-promotion tactics will be detrimental to applicant success. This research adds clarity to literature regarding humility and self-promotion, and contributes to the growing field of research looking at the use of video resumes in recruitment and selection.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/147201
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