The assessment process for selecting a suitable candidate for a position starts with reviewing resumes. This is akin to a prospectus which details out the career path and educational and professional qualification of the candidate.
Resume review is the first step in the process for prospecting for suitable candidates for a position. Regardless of the means of solicitation, a candidate sends a detailed resume of his/her for review by the recruiter. The resume contains a brief summary of the overall profile of the candidate. Resume review involves carefully scanning the candidate's profile and assess his/her candidature for a basic match with the job. At this stage, it is important for the HR to remember that the core intellectual and cognitive abilities must be assessed and not simply a profile-fit; since these basic abilities can make a huge difference in the performance and execution effectiveness once the potential candidate becomes an employee.