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Staff Human Resources
Selection Process

Evaluating the Applicant Pool

After your position closes, Staff Human Resources will review each application for the minimum experience and education requirements base on your specifications and the CSU system-wide classification standards. At that point, you or your search committee will need to screen your applicants based on your search criteria to determine whom to interview. While some departments like to review every minimally qualified applicant, others prefer to see only those applicants that most closely meet the experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities required to be successful. If you would like your recruiter to screen your applicants beyond the minimum requirements, please let us know and we will be happy to provide more advanced screening.

When you evaluate the applications, you should compare them based on their experience and qualifications. You should also look at other indicators such as employment gaps, reasons for leaving previous employment, salary – job duty mismatches, and having many short-term jobs. While these should not necessarily rule out an applicant, they should be considered and clarified if you choose to interview an applicant.