Canadian Professional
Management Services

Hiring & Pre-Screening Resumes

Hiring and Pre Screening ResumesYour employees are your most important resource; this is often the only difference between you and your competitor. Learn to hire smart as this is your only insurance against poor employees. In this program, you will focus on the hiring process which begins with the art of resume reading. Resumes contain both golden nuggets and booby traps.

Learn how to build a candidate profile in order to help you select those employees that fit your job criteria, your expected performance outcomes and your organizational culture. Invest in the time up front, as the alternative to hiring smart is to manage tough - which is much more time consuming.

Program Content

  • Find inconsistencies, omissions and discrepancies
  • Learn how to read between the lines
  • Cover letters – are they necessary?
  • How to choose the “right fit”
  • Learn how to filter out potential problem employees
  • Gathering references…what to do when you can’t get one
  • 7 things to look for in a resume
  • Creating a candidate profile


  1. What are the components of the candidate profile?
  2. What are the 7 things you must always look for in a resume?
  3. T/F – It is better to read all your resumes at once.
  4. How do you ensure that a resume accurately reflects the truth?
  5. T/F – Cover letters are not very important.
  6. How long should a resume take to read?
  7. What are the critical components of every resume?
  8. When should you ask for a hand-written cover letter?
  9. What are the 4 things that poor applicants do not want you to see in their resumes?
  10. T/F – You should spend more time screening permanent full-time employees.

General Information

Why should you attend?
  • Small interactive hands-on programs
  • Role-playing and simulation of real workplace situations
  • Group activities, open discussions and case studies
  • Experienced program presenters who are leaders in their field
  • Practical content and information that you can use in your everyday work environment
  • You will not be pressured to purchase books or videos as all program materials are provided at no additional cost
  • Program satisfaction guaranteed!
Who Should Attend?
  • Managers and supervisors
  • Human resources and Labour relations specialists
  • Directors and board members
  • Administrators
  • Members of the negotiations team
  • Future managers, supervisors and those in leadership positions
General Program Information
  • Program materials will be provided
  • Certificates will be presented upon completion of the program