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Top tips

 1.       Work out what you really need: Consider the job role you are recruiting for and ask yourself some key questions:
 
1.       Is this role still current? Do we need this job to be the same as it was before the last person left or should the job specification evolve?
 
2.       What are the main duties that should be undertaken as part of this job?
 
3.       What skills, training and qualifications will an applicant need to undertake these duties?
 
4.       Out of the skills, training and qualifications ideally required, which of these skills are most important in completing the job?
 
5.       Is there a minimum standard you are looking for? If so, define what this is.
 
6.       What sort of personal qualities are you looking for?
 
2.       Be clear when you write your job specification: If you don’t communicate exactly what you’re after in a candidate or what a job role is all about, then you risk losing excellent candidates as they won’t realise that they are a perfect fit for your job. After you have answered the above questions in Tip One, you should be in a good position to outline your ideal candidate, from key skills to personality traits - use it as a guide when assessing applicants’ CVs.
 
And don’t forget...Review all CVs equally: Making sure that the same criteria is applied to each CV is vital so that you are judging all applicants fairly and making sure you don’t miss out on any gems! Once you have reviewed all your CVs, make a short list.
 
 
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