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Success for Hire: Simple Strategies to Find and Keep Outstanding Employees by Alexandra Levit

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Narrow the Field of Applicants: Assess Where They’ve Been and Where They’re Going

In this chapter, you’ll learn to

  • make the best use of automated applicant tracking software
  • use prescreening software to find out if a candidate merits further consideration
  • read a résumé quickly and effectively
  • conduct an initial phone screening interview.

As a result of your combination of search strategies, you’ll likely have no shortage of candidates to fill your pipeline. The question now is: How do you conduct prescreening so that you and your colleagues are only spending time reviewing the candidates that are the best fit for your organization? ...

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