Interviewing : 10 key areas to focus when reviewing an application or a resume
UNIT – II :
SUBJECT : RECRUITMENT AND
1. Preparing and Understanding Job
2. Review the Applications and Resumes
3. Planning for Basic Questions to ask in
Preparation for interview
2. Review the Applications and
Never conduct interview without reviewing the applications
and resumes for two reasons :
1. You will begin to become familiar with the person‟s
credentials, and qualifications as they relate to the
requirements and responsibilities of the job.
2. You can identify areas for discussion during the
Each organization should have an application form, that
reflects its own organization environment..
When designing an application form, it‟s important that all
categories must be relevant and job – related.
Some companies have more than one form: one for
professional or exempt position and second for non –
to focus when
an application or a
Check to see that it‟s neat and easy to read
Whether the resume is typed, printed or submitted
Application or resume should be grammatically correct and
the language should be professional in appearance
Paper resumes are generally one to two pages
Whether resume is demonstrating applicant interest or not
Scan the overall appearance of
the application or resume
To see that basic information relating to work and
education has not been excluded.
Make note of any missing data so you can ask the
applicant about it the face-to-face interview.
To find applicant did overlook questions or categories
Look for any blanks or
Identify the time gaps between jobs
Make to drawing conclusions after the interview process
The gaps may be a silly reasons and irresponsible
Review the applicant’s work history
and make a note of any time gaps
Applicant may show that attending school and working
at the same time. Of course this is possible, but not if the
school happens to be in Khammam and the job was in
Need to verify accuracy of data
Consider any overlaps in time
To illustrate, say there is an applicant with an extensive
educational background who has been employed in a
series of non-exempt jobs. He can not find suitable work.
Declining educational performance
Career cross-diversified means industry changes
Make a note of any other
Identify the number of times he has changed jobs and
Note the point to find what is the reasons for job changes
at the time of interview.
Whether it is voluntarily or terminated by employer
Consider the frequency of job
While money is the must commonly cited reasons for
You will undoubtedly come across applicants who are
willing to take a job at a lower salary then they were
previously or are presently earning
It is significant to note that factoring in information relevant
to salaries earned in past positions…..
Be objective when evaluating a
person’s salary requirements
Cover letter of resume, applicant states that why leaving
from present organization, may be part of resume also.
Look the reasons that are realistic or not,
Note the point, key area to explore in the face to face
Carefully review the applicant’s
reasons for leaving previous jobs.
Performed job titles, may require explanation.
Some titles are not functional or descriptive, fail to reveal
their scope of responsibilities. Ex – Administrative
Make a note to ask for elaboration of duties
that are not clearly described on the
application or resume
Reason for leaving last job, the popular answer is
„personal‟ should alert you to possible a problem.
Personal is frequently a cover up for “fired”
Review the application or resume for
red flags, look for any information
that doesn’t seem to make sense or
leaves you with an uneasy feeling.