Guest post by Aditya Sharma.
The job market has whipsawed from record-low unemployment to near Depression-era joblessness in just a few months, as the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the shuttering of vast swaths of economic activity. Business owners and managers who are still hiring find themselves swamped with qualified candidates for any open role.
Screening resumes, whether manually or using automation, is of course a vital step in narrowing the field to the most qualified job seekers. Various criteria come into play while screening resumes: not just work experience and education but also certifications, keywords, even the use of specific verbs.
Recruiters need to determine which applicants’ qualifications best match the job requirements before scheduling interviews. Resume screening makes sure that the shortlisted applicants have the background and knowledge required to excel in the role.
If you’re hiring, here are five tips that can help you screen resumes more productively and effectively.