Screen Applicants Before Interview

You can reduce the amount of time spent interviewing job applicants with a good screening process for applications or resumes.  Hopefully you’ve already developed a clear, concise list of prioritized criteria and qualifications for the position.

  • Compare that list with the applications and resumes.  A printed checklist is handy to make sure you don’t overlook any key piece of the puzzle.
  • After selecting the applicants that are a good fit with the position, the next step is to further screen those for the salary requirements that match what you are willing to pay.  This may require one additional step for telephone candidates to clarify questions about the resume or application and to determine that salary requirement (depending on the type of job and whether the salary is negotiable).
  • Only then is it time to schedule interviews.

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