chapter  2
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Screening Résumés

Job specifi cations or criteria are the central issue in screening résumés; i.e.,

comparing the requirements for the job with the skills of the potential candidate

as described in the résumé or curriculum vitae (CV). This matching process

becomes more complex when looking at the résumés of culturally different

candidates. This chapter describes how résumés of recent immigrants may look

different from those of mainstream North Americans. It will provide back-

ground to the differences and strategies needed to avoid eliminating great poten-

tial candidates because of unconventional résumés.