Screening is the process of reviewing job applications and involves scanning through the resumes and finding the closest applicant who matches the job description. While screening, one should concentrate on the cover letter, applicant education, work experience, and skill set to project the candidate organization fit. The screening process is the most time-intensive facet of the hiring process.

Candidate screening

Candidate screening is a process of determining whether a candidate is qualified for the role based on their education, experience, and information based on their resume. The goal of screening candidates is to decide whether to process them to the next level of hiring or to reject the application.

Steps of a candidate screening process

  • Step 1 – Ticking off the basic requirements
  • Step 2 – Scanning for preferred qualifications
  • Step 3 – Matching the picture of the candidate to the role