Catalanello, Ralph F.
M.S. (Master of Science)
Department of Management
Personnel directors--Psychology||Resumes (Employment)
The purpose of this study was to identify significant criteria used by employment personnel in the evaluation of resumes of college student job candidates at the preinterview stage. A sample population of 300 recruiters who had interviewed student candidates on the campus of Northern Illinois University during 1980-1981 was used. The instrument for collecting data was a questionnaire consisting of a section of questions and a section of evaluation of resumes. The resume specifics which influence candidate selection include high standards of format, mechanics, and appearance. The findings of the study indicate the employment personnel do not discriminate against handicapped minorities and female candidates but do frown upon resumes of inferior quality. The study concludes that since resume quality is of keen significance in selection decisions, student candidates may increase their chances of being granted job interviews by careful attention to planning and preparation of the resume.
Schramm, Robert M., "An analysis of criteria used in effective resumes as evaluated by employment personnel" (1983). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 1093.
ix, 117 pages
Northern Illinois University
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