Department Resources: Conducting a Successful Employee Selection Process -
Screening Resumes

When screening applicants' resumes, it is important to closely review the following information:

  • Skills related to stated position qualifications
  • Transferable skills
  • Gaps in employment
  • "Job-hopping"

*It is also a good idea to obtain a copy of the applicant's general application from your Human Resources Representative. It contains information that is not contained in an applicant's resume such as:

  • Information on criminal convictions
  • Reasons for leaving past employers
  • Eligibility to work in the United States
  • Salary history/expectations
  • Desired days/times of work
  • Issues of nepotism

*U-M-Flint routinely sends applications and resumes.

Health System Human Resources Pre-Employment Program