Make a Decision

How to Use the Guide for Rating Candidates

The following rating form can assist you in comparing the persons you interviewed. Assign a value to each of the skills listed on your candidate evaluation form, for example, if each skill is of equal importance you would assign equal values to them or if some skills are more important to the job than others, you would give them different total values, as seen below. A person who meets and exceeds your requirements in a particular skill would get full points, whereas a person who falls short would score less than that. The persons with the highest total scores should be your top candidates.

Candidate#1
___/_20
#2
___/_25
#3
___/_10
#4
___/_10
#5
___/_10
#6
___/_10
#7
___/_10
#8
___/_5
Total
100
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5

Check References

Having decided on your top candidate(s), it is important to check references before you make the job offer. Many companies however are now refusing to provide detailed references on past or departing employees because of privacy or liability issues.

Reference Check Template