Where to start? When I look at a job applicant, I start by looking through their job application. Working with a bigger company, I get online submittals that are carefully screened by a key word system that looks to pick up on specific traits. It is like an initial background check. It is a pre-employment screening tool to help stream line the hiring process for us.
For most small businesses, this type of pre-employment screening is a luxury that they do not have. Small business owners and managers usually have to manually review a multitude of paper applications. The plus side is that you might end up with a paper resume with the application.
That can be a great way to do a type of pre-employment screening that automated systems do not have. Electronic resumes usually are amended to the website’s fonts and formatting. By seeing a paper resume, you know that everything was hand made by the applicant.
This gives an insight into your applicant. You get to see more of their personality. Is the resume formal or personable? What type of paper was it printed on – stationary or plain typing paper? How about a bright neon color paper with a crazy hard to read font? Did they bother to not only spell check but proof read their writing?
You can see a person’s attention to detail better on a paper resume than on an online, standardized application.
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