Keep the job description and requirements handy and visible as you review the résumés.
- Quickly eliminate the least likely candidates, and spend more time considering the most likely candidates.
- Focus on candidates’ accomplishments.
- In addition to comparing candidates to each other, compare each to the high-performer candidate profile—and look for the best possible matches.
- Keep market trends in mind. In many industries, a relatively short employment tenure, multiple career changes, and jobs held in different industries are common and accepted.