When considering the applications you have received, divide the criteria of the job specification into those that are essential, and those that are desirable. Are there other attributes – in terms of personality or physical skills – that you are looking for?
Application forms create a level playing field for all candidates.
Before deciding on candidates to shortlist for interview, take the job specification and divide the criteria into essential and merely desirable. For example, how important is it that the recruit can speak one or more foreign languages? Should they have computer skills or are you willing to provide training if they do not? Ideal candidates who can fulfil all your criteria ...