Slidell Employers: Some Things to Look for In Job Applicant's Resumes

If you do the hiring for your company you know by now that you can deal with quite a high volume of resumes and applications. As you try to find the best candidate for your business who is looking for jobs in Slidell there are a few steps you can take to narrow down your search. Look for the following things as you seek your next great employee:

1. A customized cover letter. It's common now for many job seekers to simply omit this all-important item. A cover letter allows you to see the personality of the potential employee and is a good way to see if they can communicate clearly with you.

2. Relevant work experience. Similar to the custom cover letter, the custom resume will ideally be unique for each job application. Look for candidates whose past work experience ties in with the duties and responsibilities of the position you are trying to fill.

3. Related work experience. Candidates with job experience that is similar to, though not entirely the same as the job they are applying for should get some consideration as well. This can be useful if you have narrowed your search to three candidates whose prior experience doesn’t exactly match that of the position. For example, some one who has a lot of experience answering phone calls can be considered for a customer service position.

4. Look up your candidates online. There is a lot of information on your candidates out there, even if they do not know it. A Google search of a candidate’s name and his city can turn up anything from his Facebook page to Twitter account to his Linked In profile.

By Kyle Wise

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