Sometimes companies will use a recruiting agency to help them select the best candidates
for any open positions they may have available. This is typical for any jobs that are of a
higher level, which are typically management positions. However, there are many other
ways employers will go through the process, so there's plenty to know about the overall
recruitment process when it comes to screening candidates for an open and available
In truth, some companies use what's called 'social media stalking' when they have
received an application or a resume from a promising candidate. They will check out the
applicant of Facebook or Twitter, if the applicant has either or, to see whether or not
they'd make a good fit, and to also see what their outside of work activities are.
As well, companies also use social media to post job listings if they have a company
page. For example, a company might Tweet a link on Twitter that leads to their company
website, where an applicant could apply and send in a resume.
The majority of employers will accept resumes or an application, sometimes both, to
screen candidates for an open employment position. When it comes to applications, some
companies tend to use talent management software to help them figure out which
applicants are best for an interview.
Resumes and a cover letter are accepted either through email or in person, and are
typically looked over by the employer. Either the employer or a recruitment agency. If it's
the latter, they will only send the resumes that are applicable to the open position
available. Keep in mind that employers do usually prefer applicants to apply in person
with a resume, or to drop off an application.
After the recruitment process is finished, applicants who have made the cut will be
contacted and brought in for an interview. This is done either by the employer or the
recruitment agency used in the beginning of the process. All of the applicants will be
contacted by either phone or email with a given date, location and time to come in for an
The interviewer can either be the employer or a specific interviewer, such as a
representative from the recruitment agency. However, sometimes an applicant may have
to do more when it comes to applying for the job, such as getting a background check to
ensure that no criminal record is present. If this is necessary, the employer or the
recruiting agent will bring it up during the interview, so it can be completed after it has
By knowing the recruitment process, you'll be more patient while waiting to hear back
about either your resume or your application. It's also good to know how it goes, in case
you need to clean up your Twitter or Facebook feed, which is probably a good idea when
you hand either or in.