3 Smart Ways to Grow Your Company
Mar 09, 2016

 

A resume can only go so far, especially when candidates beef up their resume to include technologies they have only touched on rather than have real expertise. Here are some simple ways a company can move forward in finding the right talent for their needs.

1. Scope out the job requirements

 

Rather than cutting and pasting an old job description, be sure that you are outlining the jobn responsibilities after a thorough discussion with the team. If the responsibilities are different than the previous opening, candidates have a better idea of what they will be asked to do.
Tip: Shorten up unneeded sections. When a job description is too long, some candidates don't take the time to find the real asking points.

2. Ask questions

 

Some candidates do not take the time to change their resume for each job posting, so be aware that all their talent is not captured on the resume. If a candidate looks close to having the experience needed, ask questions.
Tip: Respond quickly to submissions. Applicants not only have other job opportunities, but sometimes lose interest if they are not given prompt feedback.

3. Quickly conduct phone or in person interviews

 

Getting candidates in the door quickly is a must. This not only ensures a well-rounded understanding of individual candidates, it also gives you a chance to see what kinds of candidates you are bringing in. If all are lacking in a specific area, you can go back and change the job description and get going on another round soon.
Tip: Rule of thumb is three rounds. If you don't have the right set of candidates the first or second round, by the third set you should be able to find a good match for your company.

 


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