How to Shortlist the Right Candidates When Reviewing Resumes

How to Shortlist the Right Candidates When Reviewing ResumesHiring is an exhausting process, especially when you’re a small business owner. You don’t have a Human Resources department to do the legwork for you; instead all you’ve got is a small team that has to wear many hats while trying to expand.

You’ve got to write out a job posting, get it up on the right job boards and career sites, and then wait for the applicants to trickle in. Now more than ever, thanks to the internet, even small businesses can get hundreds of applicants for one role. So your life just got harder.

You already don’t have enough manpower to look through all of the applications, but just to hire someone new you need to spend hours reviewing resumes and conducting interviews to figure out who that “someone” is. That’s why you need to approach the hiring process like a recruiter looking for the right candidate.

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4 Fundamental Hiring Rules for Startups

4 Fundamental Hiring Rules for Startups Startups are powered by their people more than any claim to a reputation, an established corporate structure, or any other resource readily available to big corporation budgets.  As such, they have to be very careful when it comes to their hiring guidelines.  Below are four essential rules that startups should keep in mind when it comes to hiring if they want to avoid superfluous employees.

1. Identify from the start the positions that require people with more experience. 

As a startup working on a budget, you won’t be able to hire dozens of people across the board, but you should have one or two team members with stellar credentials to bring to the table.  Just assigning them whatever role is open isn’t wise though – you have to put them in roles that deserve their expertise.

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