How to Consistently Attract and Filter Quality Applicants

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You’ve posted your job on Indeed and now you have a large number of applicants to review. How do you find the applicants who match what you’re looking for? Let’s look at the tools Indeed provides that can help you surface the candidates in your applicant pool that best meet your qualifications. We’ll also provide tips on how to continue to find quality applicants in the future.

1. Filter candidates by qualifications

As candidates apply to your position, you can easily filter for those that only meet your desired criteria.

Our quick filters enable you to narrow down your candidate list by applicant qualification questions and assessment results. Within the Candidates tab you can take action quickly by adding statuses to each applicant (yes – √, maybe – ?, or no – X) and add personal notes that will be saved if the candidate applies to your future positions.

2. Add specific preferred and required qualifications to your job

Filtering for the necessary qualifications up front will save you time with the wrong candidates as they apply.  

Think of the skills that your applicant needs to know right when they arrive on the job, these are skills we recommend stating as required. These skills could be a certain number of years of experience, proficiency in a certain tool, or communication skills required to work with certain teams.

Adding specific qualifications, even if they are ‘preferred’ and not required, will let candidates know what is expected of them in advancing through to the next step.  

3. Send assessments to screen for skills and knowledge

As candidates apply, you have the option to schedule pre-built assessments that screen for certain skills such as typing, personality fit, and more. You can send assessments to applicants once you’ve reviewed their resume or you can add them to your job so they’re automatically sent to anyone who applies.

These assessment results can save you time, and help you filter by qualifications that are better tested instead of asked. Learn more about how to best use Indeed Assessments to find the right fit for your role.

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If candidates aren’t coming to you, proactively search for the right fit on Indeed Resume.

Search our constantly updated Indeed Resume database for candidates with exactly the right skills and qualifications you’re looking for. Learn how to use Indeed Resume here.

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