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Beyond the Resume: How to Choose the Best Candidate


April 12, 2019 ( Newswire) For someone looking for a job, comprising an eye-catching resume is a must. Nonetheless, even though resumes are mandatory for both job applicants and employers, one should look beyond them. Why is that? For one thing, a resume doesn't tell you a lot about the person, about whether it will fit working in your company or not. This is why you should address other small details which, even though may seem insignificant, can really make the world of a difference.

Analyze the Application

First and foremost, in order to choose the best candidate for the job, you ought to have a closer look at the application one submits. The way in which people handle the entire application process is an indicator of their level of commitment and dedication, and not only. For instance, did the applicant include an interesting, personalized cover letter or did they simply send a resume and that's about it?

The thing is that, if a candidate doesn't direct a lot of interest in the hiring process, then, one might not be eager, not willing to put any effort in being remembered and standing out of the crowd. In addition, if a cover letter is included, then, you should read it attentively, to see whether the applicant has paid attention to detail or not. And when you realize that the candidate doesn't seem interested in the application process, this might be a sign that the person isn't right for your firm. It's as simple as this.

Assess the Goals of the Individual

Another thing you should carry in mind during the interviewing process is asking the candidate about his/her long-term goals and future plans. This can give you an overview of their interest in remaining working for your company for a longer timeframe or not. This should concern you, as you don't want to continually be looking for new candidates for the same position. Not only that this requires a lot of time, but it also entails stress and frustration, so make sure you think things through.

Consider Pre-Employment Tests

Moving on to another efficient strategy – namely the implementation of pre-employment tests, this can also help you determine the skills and preparation level of an individual. Berke assessment is worth mentioning in this respect, giving you an in-depth overview of a person's skills, the way in which one is likely to behave under different circumstances, so on and so forth.

The thing with pre-employment tests is that they can be easily adjusted and customized to your business. Hence, regardless of your domain of operation, the odds are you can easily implement this strategy and, in this way, look beyond the resume during the hiring process.

On a final note, we find that these are some of the main ways in which you can make your hiring process much more effective. The bottom-line is that you should focus on the hiring process as the staff you hire imminently impacts the quality you deliver as a company.

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