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Resume Review Tips

January 3, 2013

Here is a quick hiring tip on a good way to review employee resumes.

If your nonprofit is lucky enough to have a large pool of job candidates, you will find that you will also have a large pile of nonprofit resumes sitting on your desk. How are you supposed to give all of these resumes the full attention they deserve? The best way to do a proper review of all of these documents is to do what is known as a resume scan . This doesn’t mean you are not going to be not paying attention detail; on the contrary, the purpose of the resume scan is to search for key information in each candidate’s resume. You should have a sample resume in mind when you start the resume review process, one that has specific work and education experience, current location, and any additional skills your position might need.

During the resume scan, you should place candidates in separate piles. These may be “A” pile, “B” pile, etc., of each candidate’s background for the role, or a “Yes”, “Maybe”, and “No” pile of who you would like to eventually have an interview with. Whichever way you choose to organize, the ultimate goal is to have a way to seperate the potential top candidates with those that may not be as good a fit for your organization.


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