personableness


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the complex of attributes that make a person socially attractive

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In fact, as I have long been convinced, though every profession is necessary and honourable in its turn, it is only the lot of those who are not obliged to follow any, who can live in a regular way, in the country, choosing their own hours, following their own pursuits, and living on their own property, without the torment of trying for more; it is only their lot, I say, to hold the blessings of health and a good appearance to the utmost: I know- no other set of men but what lose some of their personableness when they cease to be quite young.
Every NCEW member in attendance has policy differences with the department on one issue or another, but we were all impressed at the professionalism, the personableness, and accessibility of the folks who briefed us.
Personableness alone could not have carried him, although in times of trouble it has been his saving grace.
Connerley & Rynes, 1997) have suggested that recruiter personableness may be important because it "signals" how the person may be treated if hired or how likely the person is to receive a job offer.
First, they hypothesized that applicants might interpret recruiter behaviours (such as personableness or enthusiasm) as signals of the degree of company interest in them and the likelihood of receiving an eventual offer.
Perceived recruiter counselling behaviours[22] and a combined effect of recruiter personableness, competence and informativeness[23] have been strongly related to interviewees' likelihood of joining the organization.
With varying degrees of success, applicants' perceptions of recruiter characteristics, such as personality (Downs, 1969; Sutton & Carleton, 1962) communication competency (Alderfer & McCord, 1970; Macan & Dipboye, 1990; Rynes, Heneman & Schwab, 1980; Rogers & Sincoff, 1978; Schmitt & Coyle, 1976); empathy (Taylor & Bergman, 1987); thoughtfulness (Harn & Thornton, 1985); trustworthiness and friendliness (Feldman & Arnold, 1987); interest (Turban & Dougherty, 1992); and personableness and informativeness (Harris & Fink, 1989; Liden & Parsons, 1986), have been employed as predictors of postinterview outcomes.
Inextricably tied to a conversational style is the notion that the personableness of a work mirrors the artist.