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Division of Human Resources

Screen and Interview

By properly screening applicants, conducting the interviewing process, and checking references, you will be able to separate good candidates from those who are truly the right fit for your team and reflect the university culture of diversity and inclusion.

Using a diverse search committee or interview panel helps hiring managers ensure a good selection is made by having input from other professionals with knowledge of the university and the job.

It's important to screen all applicants to be sure they meet the minimum qualification requirements for the job. Learn more about the screening process and how to identify the top candidates to be interviewed.  

The interviewing process for an open position on your team often provides managers with the information needed to make a final decision. Learn about best practices and also what not to do.

While you gain critical information during the interview process, professional references can also offer valuable insights that might influence whether or not a candidate is right for your team. 

Each department has its own internal procedures for the approval of the selected candidate and you must follow them. Consider crafting a memorandum or completing a justification form [pdf] to present to the department head or manager as to why the candidate was chosen. 

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