Application Screening

Screening for Eligibility

Before a hiring manager can review applications they need to ensure that all applicants meet the eligibility requirements. Screening for eligibility is the process used to determine who is eligible to move forward in the job competition. All applicants must meet the basic eligibility criteria and criteria found in the job posting.

Screening for Education & Experience

Hiring managers will next screen for education and experience, and shortlist potential applicants. The methods most commonly used to screen applicants are an online self-screening questionnaire and reviewing the applicant profile. Applicants are responsible for clearly demonstrating their qualifications in their profile and questionnaire (if applicable) so hiring managers can easily see how the education and experience requirements are met.

Moving Forward

Applicants who meet the education and experience qualifications move forward in the competition. A hiring manager may ask you to demonstrate your knowledge, skills, abilities, competencies and other position-related requirements by using selection methods such as tests, presentations or role-plays, interviews and past work performance checks. The order and type of selection method will vary, depending on the position requirements and type of position.

If you are contacted by someone from the hiring team, you can ask for more information about the selection methods that will be used.

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