How to Decide Between Two Candidates

Making the decision to extend a job offer to a qualified candidate requires ample thought and consideration. Throughout the interview process, employers use a number of tools to determine which candidate will bring the most value to a position. However, when pulling candidates from a pool of talent, employers may find it challenging to decide between two job seekers with highly similar skill sets.

Making the difficult choice

Hiring managers have to make tough decisions on a regular basis, especially when their job listings attract dozens of qualified candidates. Narrowing down the list can be a substantial undertaking. After initial rounds of resume reviews, phone interviews and in-person conversations, hiring managers can usually narrow their options down to a handful of highly qualified individuals. But how can hiring managers decide between two candidates who are equally qualified on paper?

Check out the infographic below to learn more about how to determine which candidate is the better fit for your organization.