Candidate scorecard templates for assessing resumes and interviews for managers

2 min | Travis O'Rourke | Report | Conducting interviews

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Ensure effective and fair candidate assessments to inform your hiring decisions with our resume and interview review templates that'll help you find the best talent for your projects.

Our candidate scorecard templates are simple tools that help you decide who to interview, and then design, conduct, and evaluate interviews in a structured and consistent way.

They help you to:

  • Ask relevant and consistent questions that assess the candidate’s technical and soft skills, as well as how they’ll add to your company culture and values.
  • Rate the candidate’s resumes and responses using a simple scoring system, reducing bias and subjectivity to ensure you hire the best person for the job.
  • Provide faster feedback and follow up with the candidate after the interview to help you secure the best candidates faster.

Using our interview and resume scorecard templates will help you to improve your interviewing and resume screening skills, compare candidates objectively and fairly, and avoid any legal or ethical issues that may arise from unstructured or biased interviews and resume reviews.

Our candidate scorecard templates across the key areas at both stages of the assessment process to help you focus with a simple scoring system of 1 to 5, so you can be more objective in your decision making. You can also include notes and examples to support your ratings and feedback.

To download our free interview and resume scorecard templates, simply fill in the form. We will send you the templates as Microsoft Office files, which you can print or edit as you wish to ensure a consistent and collaborative hiring process.

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About this author

Travis O'Rourke
President of Hays Canada & CCO, Hays Americas

Travis is a Marketing graduate from Fanshawe College and was the 2023 recipient of their Distinguished Alumni Award. He joined Hays after holding various leadership roles elsewhere in the Canadian staffing industry. Travis setup and established Hays' outsourced talent solutions business and played an integral role in building Hays’ temporary and contract divisions throughout Canada. Initially joining Hays with a deep background in Technology, he holds extensive cross functional knowledge to provide clients with talent solutions in Financial Services, Energy, Mining, Manufacturing, Retail, and the Public Sector.

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