Reviewing Resumes: Hiring a New Employee

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How to hire a new employee, ensure you make the right decision, and effectively review resumes; get expert tips and advice on hiring practices in this free instructional video.

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Video Transcript

Hi! I’m Tina Buechler from Business Growth Training, I’m here today to talk about tips and techniques for hiring a new employee. In this clip I want to talk about the process by which you look over your resumes. When you have placed your job ad, you’ve determined your job description, you’ve received your applicants and you really do want to have a pool of applicants to choose from. If you only have one applicant you have a limited opportunity of course so if you can get a larger number of applicants that’s better. The flip side of that is sometimes you get an overwhelming amount of applicants. First step then is to read over the resumes and determine disqualifying factors; sort of a negative approach first, are you going to disqualify applicants that have spelling and dramatical errors? Are you going to disqualify applicants that have fewer numbers of years of experience than what you’re looking for? Are you going to disqualify applicants based upon a level of skill their word processing skills are not fast enough? So that’s the first thing go through and setup a criteria of why I’m going to disqualify somebody. Then you take the remaining resumes take the skills set that you’re looking for and look at qualifying characteristics. So what am I going to use? Look through the resume what are the characteristics to qualify, that will bring your pool down to 5 or 6 qualified applicants that you want to interview. From this you want to the screening of the resumes the purpose of this is to determine from all of these applications and all of these resumes I have received what are the top six that I believe that have not disqualified themselves but has qualified themselves based upon matching your job description? So once you’ve determined that you can move to the next step of course looking to hire.


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