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A little while back, someone asked how business owners, recruiters, and HR executives find their best candidates. The answers to that question are valuable for anyone who is searching for a job. Related: 5 Resume Changes That Will Make You A Perfect Candidate There are five key steps that employers take in evaluating a candidate:


1. Check The Resume For Job History And Skills

Recruiters eliminate people who are clearly job hoppers, with one position after another that lasted less than a year; they also eliminate applicants who lack the vital skills they need.

2. Check The Resume For Intangibles

It may be important, for example, that the candidate likes to work alone or travel out of the country or make presentations.

3. Look At Social Media

A Facebook or Twitter page may reveal that a candidate has a problem the company does not want to deal with, such as excess drinking or anger toward co-workers. Or a company where volunteerism is important, for example, may look for evidence of a candidate’s volunteer activity.

4. Pay Attention To The Job Candidate’s Attitude During The Interview

If a candidate arrives late, texts during the interview, treats the receptionist rudely or gives inappropriate or flustered responses to questions, that candidate is considered a bad choice.

5. Be Prepared To Train The Right Person

For some companies, a demonstrated willingness to learn is more important than current skills. This post was originally published at an earlier date.

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