Exhibit #11: Screening Checklist
A screening checklist can help search committee members quickly verify whether each candidate has the required qualifications. A checklist is often a simple delineation of the required and preferred criteria listed in the advertisement or position announcement. A more complete evaluation includes the major position requirements documented in the position description, charge, and organizational analysis, notwithstanding the fact that not all of the requirements of a position can be determined or evaluated from written materials. The checklist nonetheless ensures the applicants are compared against the essential selection criteria.
The following checklist is an example of a review created from an ad for a career placement counselor:
A bachelor’s degree and demonstrated experience with career counseling and job placement are required. The ideal candidate will also possess the following characteristics: experience with individual and group counseling as well as case management techniques. The ability to develop and deliver training materials and a proficiency with the technologies used in the profession are also necessary for success in this position. Knowledge of employment trends and alumni affairs is a desirable qualification. A master’s degree, counseling licensure or certification, and experience in higher education are preferred criteria.
Candidate’s Name _________________________________________
Rated by __________________________________________________ Date: __________________________________________________
|Demonstrated experience in the field||___||___|
|Individual counseling experience||___||___|
|Group counseling experience||___||___|
|Multicultural counseling techniques experience||___||___|
|Training knowledge and skill||___||___|
|Proficiency with written communication||___||___|
|Professional licensure or certification||___||___|
|Higher education experience||___||___|
|Knowledge of employment trends||___||___|
|Experience with internships and cooperative education||___||___|
List Candidate’s other characteristics (e.g., degree fields[s], special skills, etc.):
Consider Further? Yes__________ No___________ Maybe__________
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